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Top 3 Tips for choosing a Wheelchair Lift

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Using a wheelchair is a necessity to a great many people. Despite being confined to a wheelchair, this shouldn’t prevent access to the same facilities and services as everyone else.

Over the years, there have been advancements made to make it easier for wheelchair users to negotiate stairs and to reach various floor levels – unaided and without difficulty.

The best way to assist wheelchair users is to install a wheelchair lift like those that we provide, here at Level Access Lifts. Choosing access lifts shouldn’t be stressful and although you may find yourself spoilt for choice with so many different options available, Level Access Lifts can help you to make the best decision.

Before deciding on a specific type of access lift, you will need to know what lift types are on the market. At Level Access Lifts, we provide the wheelchair lift in a range of variations, including vertical platform lifts, inclined platform lifts and disability lifts.

Platform Lifts

The lifts that we provide at Level Access Lifts are great for both domestic and commercial buildings alike. We suggest installing one of our platform lifts if you’re looking to improve accessibility and allowing disabled visitors to reach a porch, deck or raised level with ease.

Installing one of our access lifts will essentially prevent physical barriers to accessibility and provide wheelchair users with equal opportunities

Stairlifts

If you use a wheelchair on a daily basis, you’ll know just how difficult it can be to access stairs. To eliminate the need for individuals to transfer from their wheelchair and risk their health and safety, we provide inclined platform lifts or stairlifts.

Platform stairlifts are designed to transport both, the wheelchair user and their wheelchair along the contours of the stairs.

Any of the access lifts that we provide are designed and manufactured to be safe and easy to use – providing you with a convenient method for transportation.

Tip 1: Make sure that you have sufficient space

If you’re planning to install disability lifts to your property to make it more accessible for disabled visitors, its best to make sure that you utilise the space that you have available, effectively.

We suggest considering the dimensions of your property to ensure that there is ample space to install one of our disability lifts. Where ceilings are low and floor space is limited, we will ensure that we select a lift that takes up minimal floor space.

Tip 2: Decide where you will position the lift

The location of the lift is an important factor to take into account. Are you looking for a wheelchair lift for your home or your business? Will you require one of the disability lifts indoors or outdoors?

Whether you choose to position your disability lift at the front of your business or inside the building, don’t hesitate to make it the focal point. Customers who use wheelchairs can be turned away when there aren’t suitable provisions in place but a disability lift will make your building more inclusive and welcoming for wheelchair users.

Believe it or not, platform lifts can boost the reputation of your business, showing that you accommodate the needs and wants of all customers. When used in the home, our lifts can improve accessibility, making it more convenient for you to reach elevated levels.

Tip 3: Provide a sense of independence

Disabled passengers have the opportunity to access other levels independently when an access lift is installed. Independence can be incredibly difficult when confined to a wheelchair and a carer is often needed to help you to get from A to B.

Offering a sense freedom, the wheelchair lift allows individuals to travel between levels and control the lift for themselves – retaining their dignity.

If you are still not entirely sure which disability lift suits your requirements, be sure to contact our team of experts who are always on hand to help! We can help you to determine the best lift for your building, ensuring that the needs and wants of all visitors and customers are accommodated.

Don’t hesitate to call us on 0845 4662 999 today!



Author: Nick Dade. Sales Director (Level Access Lifts Ltd).
Disclaimer: The views and opinions expressed within this Education Centre are solely those of the original author/s. These views and opinions do not necessarily represent those of any given lift manufacturer or lift industry association.
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