Business Owners’ Advice for Public Ramps and Stair Lifts

Whether your business provides a service that caters to the senior community, or simply has a large senior citizen following, it is it wise for you to consider improving the ease and accessibility of your commercial property with elderly and disabled individuals in mind. As a business owner, it is your responsibility to make sure your clients and customers are safe, and specialized safety ramps and stair lifts can provide this security for geriatric and disable citizens. Continue reading for helpful information and recommendations regarding public ramps and stair lifts.

Commercial Stair Lifts and Ramps

Commercial stair lifts, step lifts, ramps, and other handicap-assisted equipment are important for those with mobility issues, and make navigating a commercial property easier, safer, and more convenient for the elderly and disabled. Not only does it prevent accidents, it reduces the risk of your company facing potential injury lawsuits.

Stair lifts can be fitted to any size or type of interior or exterior stairwell, making them an easy choice for commercial properties. This includes staircases that are straight, curved, spiral, helical, long, short, wide and narrow. With a range like this, any commercial property or premises can be renovated with stair lifts. Whether inside or outside, they provide a safe and secure means of moving up and down difficult inclines. With simple joysticks and buttons, they are also easy to understand and operate. Stair lifts are battery-powered, so they do not require an electric power source, saving money and energy. And with long-lasting battery life and weather-resistant designs, stair lifts are relatively low maintenance. They do require recharging to prevent accidental shut-downs, mid-operation.

Ramps are another helpful addition to consider. They are meant to provide safety and convenience for those in wheelchairs, or for those with mobility problems. Access ramps are a quick and inexpensive way to cater to the elderly and disabled community while still remaining in compliance with the state regulations for disabled access. And they are convenient for any property since they can be installed both indoors and outdoors.

Step Lifts

Step lifts are another option that provide the same purpose as the others, but for small rise wheelchair access. Step lifts are powered by electricity and designed to lift wheelchairs up to 3 meters off the ground. In the case of a power failure, they are manufactured with a safety mechanism that automatically lowers the lift. Primarily used for public access, step lifts are a popular choice for properties since they are not overbearing in an aesthetic sense. They can provide safety and accessibility without jeopardizing the property’s décor and design.