Lifts for Disabled Access

Lifts for Disabled Access

Where are Lifts for Disabled Access Required?

The work of transforming the UK’s social and commercial environments into inclusive spaces for wheelchair users is now a decade old. Thanks to the 2010 Equality Act commercial or public buildings have been required to make changes or adjustments to facilitate disabled access. Sectors included in this regulation include:

  • Employment
  • Housing
  • Education
  • Private Clubs and Associations
  • Goods and Services

Tower Lifts designers and installers have been involved in this epic journey through the provision of platform lifts for disabled access. Over the past 10 years we’ve installed disabled lifts in schools, museums, shops, hotels, apartment blocks and office buildings.

Are Lifts For Disabled Access the Only Change Required?

There’s no simple yes/no answer to this question. The 2010 Equality Act requires that building owners and managers put themselves in the place of a disabled person attempting to access their premises. What changes or adjustments would remove obstacles in order to make the environment more inclusive? It could be a raft of changes such as the provision of reserved parking, ramps and disabled lifts, or flexibility of options for meeting locations.

Lifts That Improve Disabled Access

Every building is different, and for that reason many of the lifts we install are bespoke to the location. What they all share, however, is the innovative platform lift technology that has revolutionised access in public spaces. Platform lifts don’t require a lift shaft, and can easily be adapted to the architecture or setting in which they’ll be used. This flexibility of options has brought prices down, and made wheelchair lift installation attainable for most businesses.

Platform Lift Solutions

We provide a range of solutions in order to enhance inclusivity in public places. These include:

  • Step Lifts. The step lift facilitates access where there is split-level flooring, or a short flight of steps to negotiate. It comprises a platform which can easily accommodate a wheelchair and passenger. The lift travels from one level to the other, and then returns to its original position.
  • Vertical Inclined Lifts. Where a staircase provides the only form of access to an upper, or lower floor, a vertical inclined lift is the perfect solution. This platform lift is compact when not in use, but once activated it provides a platform large enough for a wheelchair and passenger to traverse the stairs.
  • Curved Inclined Lift. Tower Lifts has designed inclined platform lifts for all kinds of stairways, including a spiral staircase. The curved inclined lift is designed to accommodate the exact contours of your staircase, whilst still providing a comfortable journey for wheelchair users.
  • Vertical Platform Lift. This looks rather like a traditional passenger lift, except that it’s smaller than most. It will accommodate a wheelchair user comfortably within the passenger cabin, and provides access for up to 5 floors. All controls can be customised for ease of use.

About Tower Lifts

Tower Lifts is a leading UK provider of platform lifts for disabled access. For nearly two decades now we have been creating elegant access solutions for the commercial sectors. Our bespoke platform lifts are particularly popular with the heritage sector as we are able to integrate disabled access seamlessly into the surrounding aesthetic, whatever the period.

If you would like advice or guidance on the design and installation of lifts for disabled access, call Tower Lifts today on 01525 601099

Tower Lifts carry out design and installation on a varied range of lifts throughout the UK including:

Domestic Lifts • Food Lifts • Bespoke Platform Lifts • Service Lifts • Platform Lifts • Goods Lifts • Scenic Lifts • Heavy Duty / Car Lifts • Passenger Lifts • Dumbwaiter Lifts • MRL Lifts • Fire lifts • Residential Lifts • low-Headroom Lift