Do you run your own business?
Whether you’re a new start-up or an experienced business owner, it’s only natural that you want your products and services to appeal to your target audience. However, your facilities also need to be accessible to everyone – including those with disabilities and mobility issues.
You could (and should) put a ramp at the entrance and provide parking spaces for blue badge holders, but you’re probably wondering what else you can do to make your business more accessible. The answer is easy – install a platform lift.
Unsure how a platform lift can benefit your business? Let the team at Level Access Lifts explain.
Platform lifts ensure that all employees, customers, and visitors have full access to the building – moving safely and securely between various floors.
Here’s how else they can benefit businesses:
A platform lift can carry large amounts of weight without sacrificing speed or user safety. This enables people with limited mobility or physical disabilities (including visual impediments) to access the facilities on the ground floor, upper floor, and lower floor with ease.
Lifting platforms don’t consume much energy either, which means they make an energy-efficient addition to your commercial premises.
Wheelchair users are faced with obstacles in almost every aspect of their lives, including activities that fully-abled people take for granted.
Having a platform lift means users don’t need to remove themselves from their wheelchairs when they want to access different floors, which reduces the risk of accidents and injuries.
With a platform lift installed, you can relax knowing that customers and visitors can move freely around your premises and fully engage with your products and services. More than that, though, these lifts show that you care and want to accommodate all needs, which sends out a positive message to your customers.
Most platform lifts are easy enough to operate by the user themselves, allowing them to travel with their dignity intact and providing them with a sense of independence.
Platform lifts are mostly used to improve access to a building or level, making it more convenient for those who find it difficult or impossible to use the stairs.
They can also be used to safely transport people with injuries. For example, assisting them down a flight of stairs can be challenging, if not impossible, without causing them more pain. A platform lift grants quick and easy access to medical professionals and equipment to help people that require medical attention. It can be installed alongside a straight or curved handrail or on its own – either inside or outside.
Although these lifting platforms come in handy for families with children and prams, they are great for transporting goods and merchandise smoothly from one area to the next, too.
Instead of asking members of staff to lift and carry heavy items manually, platform lifts can take the weight – enhancing safety and eliminating the risk of breakages. These lifts can also carry more at once, speeding up the transportation process and allowing your business to operate more efficiently.
If you’re looking to make your business more wheelchair-friendly, you can’t go wrong with a platform lift.
From vertical lifts to wheelchair lifts, step lifts, and inclined platform lifts, there’s something to suit every business here at Level Access Lifts. Be sure to browse our online range in full and click on the different products to find out more about their specifications.
Alternatively, if you have any questions about our platform lifts or need an expert opinion, don’t hesitate to get in touch. You can either speak to us directly by calling 023 8081 4924 or send an email to email@example.com, and we’ll get back to you shortly.