If you’re looking for a versatile and economical access solution for wheelchair users and people with limited mobility, installing a platform stairlift is a great idea.
Platform stairlifts (or inclined platform lifts as they are otherwise known) are similar to regular stairlifts, transferring passengers from one floor to the next in low-rise buildings. However, they feature a folding platform for wheelchairs instead of a seat.
Often, wheelchair users roll onto the platform and apply their brake, once the opposite safety bar has been lowered. This prevents any unnecessary movement when the lift starts to ascend or descend.
A platform stairlift can be operated by the user independently or by an attendant at either the bottom or top of the stairs.
Wondering where the best place to install one is?
Allow us to explain!
A platform stairlift can be installed inside almost any building with multiple floors – making it easier for elderly and disabled people to move around without having to navigate the stairs.
These lifting platforms operate alongside a straight or curved staircase and boast an unobtrusive design.
When they are not in use, they can be folded away neatly against the wall, leaving the stairway free for pedestrian use.
If there are steps or a ramp leading up to your property, an inclined platform lift will enable people with reduced mobility to access safely and with ease.
When used outdoors, platform stairlifts are typically mounted to the steps at a main entrance.
Installing a platform stairlift outside your building will you show you care about others and want to make it more convenient and welcoming for people with mobility issues to gain access, without compromising the visual impact of the building or surroundings.
If you or someone you know is confined to a wheelchair or has difficulty going up and down the stairs, you may consider moving into a bungalow. But this needn’t be the case.
Installing a platform stairlift is a luxury addition to make to your home, but it’s guaranteed to make it easier for you to move between floors and remain independent in your home as you grow older.
These lifting platforms have a compact folding footprint too, making them perfect for even the smallest of houses.
Whether it be at a multi-storey office block, shopping centre, restaurant, school or hospital, an inclined platform lift is guaranteed to reduce the stigma people with mobility impairments face daily.
Installing a platform lift at the front door will enable staff, customers and visitors to get in and out of your building with ease – without having to rely on carers or other members of staff to assist them.
Having a stairlift inside your commercial property will also allow people to travel between floors in total comfort, seated in their wheelchair or the fold-up seat included.
Although home lifts allow you to accommodate the needs of your friends and family, platform stairlifts can be installed in public spaces to make them accessible to everyone.
If there are lots of steps to negotiate in the town centre or marketplace, or steep ramps that are difficult for wheelchair users to propel themselves up without rolling down, an inclined platform will ensure no one feels discriminated against.
These specialist platforms can also be installed inside and outside libraries and other settings to improve accessibility and ensure maximum safety for members of the public.
Ready to install a platform stairlift?
When installing a platform stairlift, there’s a lot to consider – but no task is too big or too small for the team at Level Access Lifts.
As a leading provider of platform lifts, we’re confident we can help you to identify the most suitable solution for your needs, tastes and budget.
We can assure you that all our platform stairlifts are installed by our competent team, so you can trust that your lift will be safe to use and last for years to come.
To discuss your requirements in further detail, be sure to call 023 8081 4924 today.