Vertical Lifts for Disabled Access
Vertical Platform Lifts for Disabled Access in Commercial Spaces
The Tower Lifts team installed its first platform lifts in 2006; back then vertical lifts for disabled access were pretty basic and utilitarian. A lot has changed in the intervening decades and the wheelchair lifts we currently design for commercial clients are good-looking, sleek, high performance and have a much smaller footprint than the early models.
The vertical platform lift, in particular, has undergone a radical transformation and is now very similar in experience to a conventional passenger lift. Unlike the passenger lift, though, vertical platform lifts do not require a lift shaft for installation. They are installed in their own self-supporting shaft which makes them simple and quick to install in busy commercial spaces.
What is a Vertical Platform Lift?
Vertical lifts for disabled access look very similar to a passenger lift. They have a closed cabin and are designed to carry a passenger in a wheelchair or mobility scooter. Also known a low pit lift, these vertical lifts can be installed within a 50mm pit or with 2500mm headroom. They travel at 0.15 metres per second, through up to 6 floor levels.
The platform lift is designed for flexibility, safety, and speed of installation. Its self-supporting shaft can be customised to match the interior design of the building, and there is far less construction work involved than in the installation of a passenger lift. We can normally install vertical lifts for disabled access in 3-4 days, depending on the complexity of the job.
Energy Efficient Lifts for Disabled Access
Energy efficiency is a priority for us, and we ensure that all our installations are energy efficient. The MRL drive system employed in a low-pit lift ensures that there is significantly less energy consumed in its use. Additionally, the cabin is fitted with long-lasting LED lights in the cabin, and we can use LED diffusers if preferred.
Commercial Vertical Platform Lifts
The Equality Act 2010 requires that employers, shops, schools and local authorities take positive steps to make their environment inclusive. This means fitting lifts for disabled access in order to ensure that anyone who is mobility impaired has the same access as anyone else using the building.
Tower Lifts has installed vertical platform lifts in schools, art galleries, hotels, shops, and workplaces across the UK. Our bespoke design and installation service offers commercial clients a range of professional benefits:
- Design consultation and guidance
- Customisation of cabin and exterior
- Lift installation and testing
- Full safety compliance
Platform Lifts Maintenance and Repairs
Our vertical lifts for disabled access offer durability, consistent performance excellence, and ongoing reliability. We want to keep them that way, and so we recommend tailored maintenance contracts for commercial clients. Each contract is based on a detailed assessment of the age, maintenance history, positioning and volume of lift use experienced. So long as the usage is not excessively heavy, servicing would normally take place every 6 months.
Your maintenance contract can include emergency repairs, ensuring 24/7 attention should your lift need urgent attention. This means that your business should never be without disabled access for employees, visitors, or customers.
Tower Lifts is an Established UK Provider of Lifts for Disabled Access
For 2 decades now, the Tower Lifts team has been designing and installing bespoke vertical lifts for disabled access in commercial environments. Our team is made up of factory trained engineers who bring years of experience to their work. Tower Lifts is an ISO9001:2015 Lift Cert and UKAS approved company adhering to all current Lift Regulations.