13 Jul The Safety Features To Look For In A Platform Lift
One of the advantages of a platform lift is that they can be custom-built to each customer’s specifications. You can include different features to ensure that your lift installation meets all your needs. It’s important to think carefully about which safety features you want.
Safety is a top priority for platform lift manufacturers, and so the available range of features is quite comprehensive, including an emergency alarm and emergency stop controls to protective ramps and proximity sensors.
Easy Living Platform Lifts ensures the secure, smooth, safe and convenient floor-to-floor travel, with the added benefit of giving every person full access to a building.
Thanks to technological advancements, modern platform lifts can be equipped with a number of safety features that make them ideal for residences, public buildings, shopping venues and theatre complexes.
Here’s a quick look at some of the most popular safety features available in platform lifts:
- Hand and guard rails
These provide a stable handle to hold onto for support and to prevent falls.
- Emergency alarm
In the event of an emergency, such as a lift being trapped between floors, activating the emergency alarm will send out a call for help.
- Battery Backup
Some of our lifts have battery backup for power blackouts OR battery emergency lowering in the event of power failure.
- Overload protection
Every lift has a maximum weight capacity. Exceeding weight capacity in a lift can seriously compromise the safety of those who use the lift. It can also cause the lift to malfunction, which may be costly to repair. The weight overload protection feature, which kicks in when sensors detect that the maximum weight limit has been exceeded, will temporarily stop the lift from operating.
Get in touch with us today if you’re considering installing a platform lift in your building and want to learn more about which standard and custom-built safety features are available. We supply and install attractive, practical and exclusive mobility access solutions. All our lifts comply with the AS1735 (Australian Standards), BCA (Building Code of Australia) and DDA (Disability Discrimination Act).
We exceed expectations by offering purpose-built designs that complement your lifestyle perfectly – and safely.