25 Sep Stair Lift Or Platform Lift – Which Is Best For Your Business?
Ensuring equal access for every Australian to your premises means you’re looking at all kinds of different options to find the best one for your needs. It can be difficult to decide if you don’t fully understand the pros and cons of each. Many narrow it down to two options – the stair lift or the platform lift. Which is best for your business? Here’s what you need to know to make the right choice.
A stair lift allows wheelchair users or those with mobility issues to move up and down stairs unaided on a platform that travels the length of the staircase. The wheelchair platform is mounted onto a wall or stanchion posts, which makes for speedy installation in or outdoors.
The most significant advantage of a stair lift is that it takes up minimal space. It can even be removed, folded up and stored away until it is needed next, leaving the staircase open for use by other people.
Stair lifts are available with many different features for different requirements. Many can be used outdoors or indoors. The top-rated Wheelchair Platform Stairlift is the perfect choice for entrances and multi-level rooms where it’s not possible to build a ramp. This reliable stair lift needs no machine room and has numerous safety features.
A platform lift is suitable for premises where stairs aren’t available or suitable for a stair lift. A platform lift is placed between two levels and allows users to travel up like an elevator. The best part is that a platform lift is easier to install and takes up much less room than an elevator. They can be used indoors or outdoors and the wide range of finishes means you can find one that blends in with its surroundings.
The S11 Low Rise Platform Lift doesn’t need to be installed against a load bearing wall so you have a wider choice of the installation area. There is no need for a pit or machine room and you have access to a 24/7 call centre for assistance.