Stairlifts- A Closer Look

Stairlifts are an important addition to any home where occupants have trouble ascending or descending the stairs. They alleviate the need to struggle and are a much less expensive alternative to turning downstairs rooms into bedrooms or bathrooms, as well as a much less expensive alternative to moving to a single-story home or bungalow. When purchasing a stairlift, however, the most important aspect is peace of mind. All stairlifts from reputable suppliers must meet a number of safety requirements. These safety criteria are defined in the latest British Safety Guidelines for stairlifts, which are revised every few years or so to ensure that stairlifts are as safe as possible. It is important to ensure that a stairlift has any of the following critical safety features, rather than merely searching for the cheapest alternative. Do you want to learn more? Click

Seat belts are required on all stairlifts for safety reasons. This is normally in the form of a retractable lap belt, and it provides additional protection when using the stairlift to go up or down the stairs.

The built-in safety sensors on a stairlift are a critical safety function. These automatically detect any potential stairlift obstructions and bring the stairlift to a complete stop if any obstructions are identified. When the obstacle blocking the stairlift’s route is removed, the stairlift begins its journey down the stairs in the same direction as before. Even lower objects are detected since these are typically found around the footrest region.

On the top and bottom of the stairlift rail, a limit sensor is mounted. The limit sensors ensure that the stairlift stops in the correct location when it hits the end of the rail at either end. It also guarantees a smooth stop for the stairlift. A smooth start-stop motion is important, so in addition to coming to a soft stop, the stairlift should start slowly and gently rather than jerkily. When the stairlift begins or stops, this eliminates the chance of injury.

A lockable on/off key switch should be included on your stairlift. This is in place to prevent anyone, particularly small children, from using or triggering the stairlift without the key in any way. As a consequence, the key can be removed after it has been secured.

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Stairlifts London Company UK
92 Southampton Row, Holborn, London WC1B 4BH
Phone No: +442039848618