15 -16 MAY 2019, ExCel LONDON

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15 -16 MAY 2019

Seminar programme

A hugely popular feature of the event is always the free seminar sessions. In 2019, the stellar line up of speakers will deliver thought-provoking and professionally focussed series of talks and presentations on topics such as connectivity, careers, evacuation, modernisation and safety, as well as the latest on new standards and regulations.

Gain the knowledge to optimise current infrastructure and plan for future requirements, discuss strategic issues and gain valuable insights into today’s major issues.

These free sessions will run from 11.30am on both days of the event and are operated on a first come, first served basis.

The future development of British, European and International standards in our industry

With work on a number of British standards, a raft of updates and revisions scheduled for several standards in the EN 81 family, and progress towards a global International standard, this session will signpost the key changes and their implications for the lift industry in Europe and beyond.
Ian Jones
Codes Director,
Chairman, MHE/4 BSI Committee for Lifts, Hoists and Escalators Chairman, LEIA Quality & Technical Committee

Lifts for Evacuation Use: key considerations for building design and modernisation planning

Evacuation of people with disability or impaired mobility should now be at the forefront of building design and modernisation planning. In this session, the use of lifts for evacuation and the relevant guidance will be explored.

Matt Ryan
Associate Director,
The Fire Surgery Limited

Analogue to fibre…understanding the options for lift emergency-communication phones

Lift Regulations require that emergency-communication devices be available for lift passengers to call for help in the event they become trapped in a lift. Traditionally this requirement has been met with the use of fixed landlines as the means of transmission for lift emergency calls. However, BT have already begun to transition to a fibre-digital network with the target of an all-digital network by 2025. In this session, the significant implications of this change will be discussed and the options available will be outlined.

Matt Davies
Matthew Davies
Market Insight and Innovation Manager – Americas & EIMEA,
Member, European Lift Association Tele-alarms Working Group

Revision of BS EN 81-80 – Improving the safety of existing lifts

The new BS EN 81-80:2019 has significant changes from the original 2003 standard. This session outlines the key changes and gives refresh on how specifiers should apply this crucial standard to prioritising safety improvements as part of lift modernisation.

Dave Searle, Kone
Dave Searle
National Technical Manager,
Member, LEIA Quality & Technical Committee Member, MHE/4, BSI Committee for Lifts, Hoists and Escalators

Survival guide for lift managers and duty holders

Various regulations put obligations on ‘owners’ of lifts, lifting platforms, escalators and moving walks – responsibilities often delegated to FMs.  This presentation looks at these and the guidance and support available to duty holders.

Nick Mellor
Managing Director,

Important considerations when specifying a vertical lifting appliance for the home

This session presents the vertical lifting solutions available for travelling from floor to floor within a home and highlights the essential factors you should be aware of when advising clients.

John McSweeny
John McSweeney
Terry Lifts
Member, LEIA Personal Lift Group Committee

Escalators – issues for duty holders

A number of topics important to the safety of existing escalators will be covered: effective maintenance, a regime of thorough examination, and guidance on modernising to improve safety.


Dave Cooper
Dave Cooper
Managing Director,

Goods lifts and the secret life of buildings

Moving materials in and out of buildings is critical to their operation. But how often do we think about this vital provision? This session will highlight the key considerations in planning and managing the use of lifts to move goods around buildings.

Len Halsey
Len Halsey
Canary Wharf Contractors,
Chairman, CIBSE Lifts Group