Many of us pay so little attention to lifts, that it might surprise you to find out just how versatile and adaptable they can be. You’ll have a lot of big decisions to make when picking out the right lift for your business, and this is especially the case when you are installing a platform lift. There are many elements to consider when picking out a platform lift, and you’d be forgiven if you found the whole process a little daunting.

Platform lifts are incredibly easy to operate and require minimal maintenance, but they come with a huge range of design options that can make you hesitate when making a decision. They are an extremely safe and cost-effective solution, and it’s important that you purchase the right lift for you.

But how do you know what to look for in a platform lift? Well, fortunately we’re here at Elevators Ltd to run you through what you should consider when picking one out:

  • One of the first things you need to consider is how much space you have for the lift. Installing a lift can be an incredibly complicated process- you have to consider the space between floors, the footprint of the lift and how to make it safe for prams and wheelchairs. The most basic part of installing a platform lift is making sure that it actually fits.
  • You’ll also need to consider the doors. If you are opting for door hinging, then you need to ensure that it’s not going to get in the way of any other doors and that you have enough space for it to open. If you are leaning towards automatic doors, then it’s crucial that you speak with your lift provider about what happens when the door comes in contact with an object. Getting the doors right is an important part of ensuring that the lift is safe to use.
  • Finally, a huge decision in regards to your platform lift will be which drive system is right for you. You’ll have a choice of hydraulic, screw or guided chain drives, and it’s crucial that you understand how each of these drivers can impact the functionality of your lift.

Here at Elevators Ltd, we are the experts when it comes to installing high quality platform lifts, and please don’t hesitate to contact our dedicated team for any further info on how we can provide the right lift for you.