Angelo Sahagun shows off his work area to Peter Rice, an auditor who is conducting an independent audit of every work station at Garaventa Lift, including all of the offices. He is looking for conformance to the principles of “5S” – sort, simplify, sweep, standardize and sustain.
Each department is rated on each of the 5 elements using a five point scale. Every work station, every department, and the company as a whole are all expected to show significant continuous improvement.
The scoring criteria for every element are posted in all departments, along with the most recent audit results and action items to be completed in order to increase the score for the next audit. Weekly “walk around” inspections ensure that the program remains a top priority.
Congratulations to Bedco Mobility of Baltimore for their submission of photos from the historic Hosanna Community House in Darlington, Maryland.
The building has an interesting story. It was one of the first schools built for the recently-freed African-Americans in former slave-holding states. By 1907, it was so run down that it was actually condemned for use as a school. Regardless, it was somehow still used as a school for African-American children for another 38 years. It has seen many repairs over the years, and now it is completely restored and functions as a museum, preserving the structure and it’s history for future generations. Find out more about it at http://www.hosannaschoolmuseum.org/
An Xpress II Inclined Platform Wheechair Lift has recently been added to the outside stairway to provide ADA-compliant, barrier-free accessibility.
Xpress II Inclined Platform Wheelchair Lift with optional vinyl cover
An Xpress II Inclined Platform Lift, unfolded and ready to board
An Xpress II Inclined Platform Wheelchair Lift installed on the narrow back stairs of a historic building in Maryland
On June 11, 2014 The Reliable Living Centre in downtown Toronto had their Grand Opening. The facility showcases products to enhance any building and make it barrier-free. The showroom features a vertical platform lift, and inclined platform lift and a LU/LA elevator with a glass enclosure. All of these products were provided by Garaventa Lift. The Elvoron LU/LA with the Glass Enclosure has been selected as the Garaventa Lift Project of the Month for June, 2014.
The installation really pops. It features a two-tone custom RAL color scheme with bright white aluminum enclosure framing and sliding doors offset by deep orange fascia around the doors.
Further information regarding The Reliable Living Centre can be obtained from their website, www.reliableliving.com
Congratulations to Garaventa Lift Ontario and to The Reliable Living Centre!