25 Sep

Hydratec is officially ISO 45001 certified!

We are pleased to announce that Hydratec have achieved the ISO 45001 Occupational Health & Safety Management standard accreditation!

The safety of our staff and those that visit the sites we work at is incredibly important to us. Gaining the ISO 45001 has proven that the policies and procedures we have in place do just that! Despite our OHSAS accreditation renewal not being due until 2021, our team have worked with determination to secure the certification ahead of time by demonstrating how seriously we take health and safety.

The IS0 45001 certification has been developed to help reduce risks in the workplace and internationally provides a single framework to businesses, whatever their size. ISO 45001 also provides clear direction that assists companies to build a more robust Health and Safety program.

22 May

A successful LIFTEX 2019 for Hydratec!

After several months of planning and preparatory work, that included the selection of additional control solutions for the Hydratec smart™, we finally had everything in place for the start of LIFTEX 2019.

This year was the third LIFTEX exhibition that Hydratec has exhibited at and like the previous two, it not only provided us with the opportunity to meet with potential new but also and importantly to meet with many of our existing customers and friends.

This year, we focused on the success we have had with partial and full hydraulic lift modernisations along with an increased range of options for Hydratec smart™.

From all of us here at Hydratec, we would like to say a huge thank you to everyone who visited us at LIFTEX and we look forward to continuing to build strong working relationships with all our customers, both old and new.

18 Oct

Hydraulic Lifts In Winter


It’s that time of year again – winter is coming and we are not alone in our dislike of the cold.

Hydraulic oil temperature

The recommended temperature of hydraulic oil is between 5-40°C, and if the temperature falls below this range, your customer’s hydraulic lift may experience problems.

Issues like not levelling when it reaches a floor or ceasing to function completely are symptomatic of cold oil when the outside temperature drops.

Preventative maintenance

Before winter truly sets in, take time to consider some preventative maintenance. Now is the time to check that motor room heaters are working efficiently and, your customers may want to consider the addition of an oil tank heater or oil change if the oil is degraded.

We’ll keep your customer’s lift running smoothly

Should your customer’s lift require maintenance and/or repair over the chilly winter period, Hydratec’s experienced hydraulic engineers are on hand to provide rapid, professional assistance with all types of minor and major lift repairs to keep the lift machinery running smoothly.

Hydratec also provides expert, impartial advice on the winter running and maintenance of hydraulic lifts – so don’t let any important lift succumb to the cold this winter, get in contact with us now.

Remember, preventative maintenance is the best kind of maintenance.

21 Aug

We Offer Lift Testing and Commissioning Services

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We have NVQ4 qualified engineers available to undertake lift testing!

Hydratec’s experienced team of lift engineers can perform lift testing and commissioning operations for lift industry customers.

Rigorous and thorough processes must be undertaken to ensure that your lift is meeting the legislative guidelines and the requirements of property owners.

Highly experienced team

Our highly qualified team of engineers always adhere to the highest standards of safety and compliance with EN 81 and The Lift Regulations 1997 and 2010 whenever we undertake lift testing and commissioning services.

Meeting legislative guidelines

Meeting the needs regulatory compliance in the lift industry is essential for all of our customers and Hydratec can help by providing qualified assistance to support lift testing and commissioning.

This ensures that your lift continues to run at the highest levels of Health & Safety.

If you would like to find out more about our lift testing and commissioning service, get in touch with us today.

04 Jul

Bucher SUPERCAPS Installation at Hospital

Working alongside the lift service provider for a hospital in Surrey, Hydratec has recently completed a Bucher SUPERCAPS installation on the lift in operation there.

With the aim of improving the energy efficiency of the lift, the SUPERCAPS reduces the current draw from the mains and saves the hospital money.

See the results in the graph below – the green line displays the current draw under normal conditions, whilst the blue line shows the current draw with the SUPERCAPS installed (both operating under a full load).

We couldn’t be happier with the results!