LIFTEX announces new CPD certified seminar programme

25 – 26 May 2016, ExCeL, London

With an overall theme of ‘modernisation’, the new CPD certified seminar programme for the forthcoming LIFTEX 2016 event has been launched by show organiser LEIA.

LIFTEX 2016 is the UK’s only event dedicated to the lift and escalator industry, featuring an international line up of over 100 leading suppliers, manufacturers and advisors, and takes place only once every three years. The free seminar programme will take place at 11.30 on 25 – 26 May 2016 at London’s ExCeL and for the first time will allow delegates to gain CPD credits through attendance.

The programme will run as follows:

Wednesday 25th May

How can you modernise a lift for firefighters’ use?  Matt Ryan, Associate, The Fire Surgery Limited

  • Introduction to the problem; why do we need firefighters’ lifts?
  • The differences between installations from different periods.
  • Opportunities to improve them as part of refurbishment works.
  • Overview of draft BS and how to apply it with an example case study.
  • How the BS fits into lift and safety fire design guidance.

Building design implications for new lifts: what the new BS EN 81-20 standards mean for you – Ian Jones, Chairman of the influential BSI Lift Committee

  • Handling the transition between BS EN 81-1 and BS EN 81-2 and the new BS EN 81-20. How do supplementary standards work with these?
  • Key implication for BIS guidance from refuge spaces in BS EN 81-20. What will happen to minimum pit depth and headroom dimensions before derogation from BIS is required?
  • Routes to conformity avoiding the need for derogation from BIS.

 Project Cash Flow and Project Bank Accounts: what are the major developments and key regulations to be aware of? Professor Rudi Klein, Chief Executive, SEC Group

  • Project bank accounts.
  • Public contracts Regulations 2015.

Followed by questions and answers from the panel.

 Thursday 26th May

Inclusive access and lifts – debunking some myths – David Bonnett, Director, David Bonnett Associates

  • How to achieve the greatest good for the greatest number of users.
  • Challenging assumptions on access issues.

From PCR to EPD: hear the latest important guidance on improving sustainability and increasing efficiency – Jean-Pierre Jacobs, Secretary General, European Lift Association

  • Highlight the work performed jointly by the European lift associations EFESME, ELA and ELCA on producing Product Category Rules (PCR).
  • Background to the PCR.
  • How the LCA works and can be used as tool for new lifts and modernisation.

10 things a lift owner needs to know – Nick Mellor, Technical Director, LEIA

  • Regulatory background.
  • What is a thorough examination, and how is it different from maintenance?
  • Should lifts and escalators be maintained, and how often?
  • What guidance is available for improving the safety of lifts and escalators?

Question and answer session with the panel.

“2016 looks set to be a challenging year for those involved in designing, manufacturing, specifying or managing lifts” explains Show Director Nick Mellor. “With new regulations and standards coming into force, and many new developments in the industry, the pressure is on for professionals to keep up to date.  The free LIFTEX seminar programme has been designed to address these issues, offering straight forward information and guidance supported by interactive question and answer sessions. This year delegates also have the added bonus of gaining CPD points by attending.”

Sessions are free to attend, and are allocated on a first come, first served basis. For more information, or to register for the event, visit or follow the show on LinkedIn at

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