Platform Stair Lift
Make Stairs Accessible With a Wheelchair Lift
The traditional stairlift is a motorised chair that carries anyone with mobility issues up or down flights of stairs. This particular type of vertical transport doesn’t work for wheelchair users, though, because it requires them to use the seat provided, rather than their wheelchair. The platform stair lift provides the perfect solution to this problem.
What is a Platform Stair Lift?
Wheelchair lifts for stairs work in the same way as the traditional stairlift, but with the addition of a platform onto which a wheelchair can be rolled. Once the passenger is in place, safety bars lower automatically and the lift can be operated independently through constant pressure or a joystick control. When the wheelchair stair lift is not in use, the platform folds back to allow access for other users on the staircase.
How is a Wheelchair Lift Installed?
This versatile lift installation, also known as an inclined, or curved inclined lift, can be installed either indoors or outside. It is fixed directly to the wall or using stanchion posts for support. If used independently, the safety barriers and ramps automatically fold down, and the controls allow the lift to be halted at any time. There’s no danger of collision, as safety sensors will detect any obstruction and bring the lift to a stop.
The platform stair lift can also be operated by an attendant using a remote control.
Where Would You Install a Platform Stair Lift?
Tower Lifts installs platform lifts in schools, shopping centres, private homes, public buildings, workplaces, and hospitality venues.
The Equality Act 2010 requires that buildings used by members of the public provide access for anyone with a disability. This may mean making reasonable adjustments to the building for wheelchair users; a platform lift is often the chosen solution.
Is it Possible to Customise Platform Lifts?
It certainly is. There are different platform sizes to fit varying widths of stairways. We can also design your platform stair lift to navigate all kinds of stairways; we have even created a wheelchair platform lift for a spiral staircase! Your lift can be finished in a colour that integrates with the surrounding décor. Tower Lifts create bespoke platform lifts and will be happy to work to your specifications.
Platform Stair Lifts Offer a Range of Features
Platform stairlifts are designed for wheelchair users. They offer safe and reliable access to upper floors, and they are ideal for residential or commercial use. Features they provide include:
- Straight or curved stairway installation.
- A range of platform sizes for different stairway widths.
- Capable of carrying 225kg load.
- Can be installed internally or externally.
- 1-5 days installation dependent on the complexity.
- Can be remote controlled or used independently.
- Safety sensors for obstruction awareness.
- Safety barriers that lower automatically on start.
Why Work With Tower Lifts?
For close on two decades now Tower Lifts has been providing high-quality platform lifts to industry, retail, commercial and the residential sector. We’ve built a reputation for our innovative design work, using platform lift technology, and for the professionalism of our engineers. What differentiates the work we do, though, is our enduring passion for creating innovative solutions, whatever the access challenge we’re presented with.
Bespoke design and installation of platform stair lifts help the commercial sector to comply with Health & Safety and Manual Handing regulations. Tower Lifts is an ISO9001:2015 Lift Cert and UKAS approved company adhering to all current Lift Regulations.
Would you like to speak to a Tower Lifts engineer about a platform stair lift? Call us 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