Wheelchair Access Lifts

EQUALITY ACT/DDA/PART M ACCESS LIFTS

Whether installing platform lifts to help wheelchair users access their own home or place of work or providing modernisation and refurbishment services on current elevator installations, we can ensure that commercial and residential property owners meet DDA legislation and the recent equality act 2010.

Since 1st October 2004, service providers have had to make reasonable adjustments in relation to physical features of their premises to overcome physical barriers to access. While helping disabled people access their home or work environment with ease, we can also help major commercial and residential property owners meet these DDA requirements.
ddaOur range of disability solutions for elevators includes:

  • Assessment and advice on DDA compliance
  • Modernisation and installation to meet DDA requirements
  • Platform lift installations for commercial properties
  • Domestic platform elevator systems for wheelchair users

A way of ensuring that the disabled, whether in a wheelchair or just simply less able to manage stairways, can comfortably and safely access every part of a building as easily as any able person, the DDA legislative compliance is a modern essential and must be adhered to by all employers and property owners.

Wheelchair Lifts and Accessibility

Modernisation and refurbishment work for DDA legislation can involve anything from simple physical alterations, like ramps, to more complex requirements like re-designed control panels fitted with Braille for the visually impaired or mounted lower on the wall for wheelchair users to have easy access.
The key requirements your lift installation may need are:

  • It must be a suitable size for wheelchair access
  • Lift buttons need to be at a specified height from the floor
  • An audible announcement of arrival and doors opening
  • All lift car and landing buttons need to be tactile
  • A handrail must be fitted
  • Doors should be fitted with a non-contact detector system to prevent passenger collision.
  • Direct communication between the lift car and an operator 24 hours a day
  • The lift car must be fitted with a rear mirror.

For more information about the DDA legislation and how we can help you meet these regulations, please do not hesitate to contact one of our helpful and highly experienced lift maintenance team. They are always on hand to provide expert and impartial advice across London, Kent, Surrey, Sussex, Essex, Herts, Berks, Bucks and Middlesex.