About us

London Lift Installations LTD (LLIL) work mainly on special and major projects within the UK and Europe.  We supply labour for New Installations and Re-modernisation.  Quality, safety and efficiency are a must with our company, we commit ourselves to providing our clients with the best installation possible with the least amount of disruption.  Our installations are always complete to EN81 standards and we have had many consultants such as Ove Arup, Dunbar and Boardman and Lerch Bates who over the past few years have extended their gratitude of the efficiency and high quality of our labours installations.

We were audited by Skanska (the largest building contractor in Europe) in 2009 obtaining the highest points available, following on from this we have been highly recommended by Skanska to major lift companies and building contractors’ to use us and our team of installers for future projects.

Our engineers and installers are fully trained to the highest level by our consultant engineer.  He has worked in the industry for 52 years providing the highest quality of installations and safety standards available for many major lift companies.  This has resulted in our growing team of 25+ installation engineers having a varied and vast amount of knowledge in lift installation and engineering.  LLIL is able to supply fully qualified and experienced labour to meet all specialist requirements and ensuring customer’s expectations are met.  We are a growing company and have the following permanent workforce:

1 Consultant engineer, 1 Installation manager, 1 tester/1 Trainee tester/engineer, 1 PM, 1 Electrical engineer and 22 labour consisting engineers/Installers/Improvers and mates.

Our labour are all CSCS registered, hold a CSCS card and have between 4 -30 years’ experience within the industry, some are training towards their NVQ Level 3 Lift Installer qualification and being assessed by EM Training.

We also have access to other qualified installers when required.

A SSSTS Site Supervisor is supplied to assist our clients on every project; attending health and safety meetings, organising and carrying out Tool Box Talks and organising our labour-force to ensure we meet our completion date.

Our Project Manager will assist with weekly monitoring of our installation projects.  They can then assist our clients by reporting the progress of work to them.

Our Electrical Engineer carries out electrical continuity testing for shaft and motor-room lighting and supplies a test certificate on completion, if required.

A Tester is available to start up the lifts and then to run them on high speed and check installation is complete to EN81 standards.  The information is then assessed and passed to your in-house tester who will have to check the work, do the dynamic testing and then supply the test certificate.

We have our own health and safety policy, method statements and risk assessments in place, but, all labour will read, sign and adhere to the client’s policies and procedures whilst working for them.

  • We are a highly established team within the lift industry, in the UK and Europe
  • We have access to 30+ competent labour resources and growing
  • We have completed many prestigious projects
  • We complete good quality installations
  • Our consultant engineer has a vast knowledge of all aspects in lift installation/engineering, both mechanical and electrical.

Consultant Engineer History


Having worked in the lift industry for over 52 years I have gained a vast amount of knowledge in engineering and technical ability in construction and lift installation.

With a building and electrical background, I can see at once from an empty lift shaft how the setting out will be and whether there will be any initial problems.
Once surveyed, I confirm my findings to the lift company and help my client to resolve the issue.  Once the installation has commenced I will then proceed with interim surveys
on the progress of work and report any additional findings of structural errors throughout the installation to the end of the project.

Education and Experience Gained

Apprenticeship with Otis from the age of 16 to 21

City and Guilds in lift engineering – Wandsworth College, London

Work history

Kone 1964
Otis 1965 -72
Express Lifts 1972 -75
Sub-contractor since 1975 -79
Integrated into property development to 1980 -91
Lift Sub-contractor 1991 to present

Summary of Key Skills

Setting out all works involved in the installation of lifts

Setting out all no scaffold methods, also giving seminars on this method

Setting out to tolerances of +/- 2mm

Setting out major groups of lifts to gridlines

Give advice on problems with lift shafts; example: if shafts are out to grid North to South or East to West

Notify the lift company and builder of any structure work that is incorrect after my survey before starting installation.

Troubleshooting, fault finding, mechanical engineering problems, liaising with drawing office and electrical problems.

Meet with the clients, builder and lift company management to discuss the progress of work and outline any problems with the structure.

Provide a report on any of the above when required and liaise with the lift company QS/draftsman on resolving the issue.

Organise labour on between one and four sites on a daily basis.

Train labour to install to the high standard expected by my companies’ clients

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