An elevator or vertical lift cannot be easily accommodated in some residential and commercial environments, making it difficult for people with mobility problems to access the upper levels. Inclined platform lifts are the ideal option in such settings. Leading brands such as Savaria and Harmar offer safe and efficient platform lifts designed to provide a safe and comfortable ride over a straight set of stairs and those with curves or landings. Advanced models can be easily installed on a new or existing stairway with little modification.
Top models from Savaria include the Delta and Omega. Travelling along a rail system mounted alongside the stairs, the Delta carries a passenger on a wheelchair up and down a single flight of straight stairs. It is a good choice for schools, churches and other public buildings and comes in an ADA-compliant size allowing easy access to stairs when the lift is not in use. This model needs no machine room as the motor is housed on board.