Gear Rafts & Guarding

High-Quality Gear Rafts & Guarding

We at Mulhouse have built our reputation as an independent UK lift manufacturer for over 40 years. We focus on the design and manufacture of all types of lifts for private and commercial sector clients including high-performance gear rafts and guarding. With in-house manufacturing facilities, we offer a complete end-to-end service including up-to-date design using 3D CAD drawings. So, if you’ve been looking for a trusted company to manufacture and supply your gear rafts and guarding, please don’t hesitate to contact us today.

Why Choose Us?

Why do I need guarding?

As a business owner or person responsible for a building, you are legally a duty holder. This means that you have a responsibility and duty of care to those who use and work in the building. By law, you are required to make sure that your lifts are compliant with the Lifts Directive, Machinery Directive EN81 and UK legislation. A way you can do this is to ensure that you have lift guarding installed in your motor room, lift shaft and lift car top.

What is a gear raft?

To ensure the smooth running of your lift system, it’s essential that you have a high-performing gear raft in place. Within the mechanics of a lift, there are certain machines which control the ropes and pulleys to effectively move the lift car sling and cabin. A gear raft is a unit that this machine sits on and is required to be robust, durable and well-manufactured. Fortunately, at Mulhouse, we have the experience and skills required to manufacture gear rafts to exceptionally high standards.

How do you design and install gear rafts and guards?

The process for designing and installing gear rafts and guards couldn’t be easier, and we can complete the work in three simple steps…

What is guarding?

When a lift engineer is conducting maintenance, repairs or lift installation, they need to be protected against risk. Whether that’s in the machine room, lift shaft or lift car top, there needs to be adequate protection in place. Fortunately, we manufacture high-performance gear rafts and guarding for this very reason. Without them, engineers could face life-changing injuries from contact with:

  • Sheaves
  • Pulleys and cables
  • Shafts
  • Breaks
  • Governors
  • Handwheels
  • And more

Are there any requirements for guarding?

Several regulations must be considered for guarding. These include:

  • Guards must be suitable for the purpose for which they are intended
  • They must be of good construction, sound material and adequate strength
  • Proper maintenance should be undertaken regularly
  • They should not increase health and safety risks
  • They must not be easily bypassed or disabled
  • They shouldn’t restrict the view of the operating cycle of the machinery

Get in Touch

If you’re looking for high-performance, high-quality gear rafts and guards, then please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us today.

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