There are many different options for making buildings more accessible, whether that’s at home or in public spaces, such as schools, shops or offices. One of the most convenient and affordable options is a step lift. Step lifts (sometimes referred to as low rise lifts, wheelchair lifts or open platform lifts) are low rising platforms which provide convenient travel for distances up to 3 metres. They are designed to provide an effective alternative to flights of stairs, enabling wheelchair users and people with mobility issues to travel safely and easily between floors. Aside from the obvious importance of improving accessibility, installing a step lift also has the following benefits:
A really useful benefit of a step lift in comparison to a stair lift or other types of travel, is that they can be installed both internally and externally. This means that you can install a step left to provide access to the entrance of your building, as well as to improve accessibility inside the building, ensuring easy access between floors. At Euro Lifts, our step lift range offers both through and side access platforms, as well as a range of bridging options. These can be used to bridge directly over steps or installed alongside steps.
Ease Of Use
Unlike a stairlift, a step lift enables wheelchair users to stay in their wheelchairs and travel between floors, without the need to exit the chair as is required when using a stairlift. All users need to do is enter the lift and press a button to travel. A step lift is an incredibly safe way to travel and provides wheelchair users with more independence, without needing to rely on assistance to move around the building.
A step lift is designed in such a way that it can carry large amounts of weight without having to sacrifice the speed or safety of the mechanism for the user. Even though they are bigger than stairlifts, step lifts are actually quicker. This is because the motors used are much more powerful, enabling them to operate at faster speeds, even with the added weight of a wheelchair.
Easy & Inexpensive Installation
Another key benefit of installing a step lift is that they are quick and easy to install. This makes them a practical option for installing at home, as well as in public spaces. When looking to make your building more accessible, cost is bound to be a leading factor when deciding on the best options for your home. One of the major benefits of a step lift is that it is a cheaper option than other platform lifts, helping to reduce spending requirements.
How To Choose The Right Step Lift
Choosing the right step lift for your requirements depends on the layout of your building, your budget, and the access requirements of the users of the building. In order to find the best lifts for your requirements, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with our experienced team at Euro Lifts. Looking at your individual needs, we can talk you through the most suitable options that are available.