Why Use Wheelchair Lifts
Providing wheelchair access is something that many companies seek to do. Customers and workers who are wheelchair bound are as important to companies as any other person, and so gaining them access to the buildings, and allowing them to travel between floors, is important.
It is also a legal requirement in some instances, so it is important that various companies provide such facilities to disabled users.
They are also tremendously useful for disabled people at home. Easily operated one man wheelchair lifts can allow wheelchair users access to move of a house than if they were unable to access upper levels, and stops the need for having everything on one level – it simply gives more options.
Wheelchair lifts are considerably less expensive than their more traditional cousins. Normal lift solutions require you to install shafts, fit motor rooms, cable systems, cabins etc – and require considerable costs in maintenance, auditing and repair.
Wheelchair lifts on the other-hand cost a fraction of that. Because they are simply platforms that are raised and lowered they do not need anything like the complex equipment needed to transport multi-user cabins. This saves on cost, maintenance and repair bills.
Types of Wheelchair Lifts
Almost all wheelchair lifts are what we call 'platform' lifts. These are lifts that work by raising and lowering platforms rather than cabins. There are two major types of platform lift that work for wheelchair access.
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