One of the main features of this accessibility device is the convenience and ease of operation that it offers. Vertical platform lifts raise and lowers a person seated in a wheelchair to an upper level. Inclined platform lifts carry a person in a wheelchair up and down a single flight of straight stairs by travelling along a rail system mounted along the side of stairs.
Advanced Safety Features for a Better Ride
Safety is vital for all accessibility devices. All models of wheel chair lifts it is important that these devices should be equipped with standard safety features so that user safety is not compromised.
- Emergency stop button – This feature allows users to stop the lift operation immediately in case of any emergency or if any obstruction occurs.
- Electro mechanical brake system – This feature enables the transition from the platform to home smooth and safe.
- Under pan obstruction sensors – These sensors immediately detect and stops the lift operation when an object is found blocking the lift path. This may prevent damage to the device or the user. Once the path is cleared, the device will continue its operation to the next level.
- Remote control – Remote control operation offers instant accessibility at your finger tips. This feature can prove to be real convenience if more than one person is using the lift.
- Battery backup – This facility recharges the device and allows seniors to operate the lift even when the power is off.
- Over speed governor – If the lift operated beyond a specified speed level, this feature will automatically applies the brake thereby controlling the speed.
- Non skid platform – This may prevent any injury that can occur due to slips and falls.
- Auto-folding ramp – The lift can be folded when not in use thereby leaving the stairway free for other users.
- Constant pressure controls – This enables smooth operation of the lift up and down efficiently.
- Manual lowering device – A hand wheel is fitted to the lift to manually lower the device to the landing area in the case of a power failure.