One of the most obvious benefits of the elevator is its ability to help the disabled regain their independence. After all, elevators can withstand the weight of a wheelchair and remove the need for people to transport themselves out of one onto a stair lift. Here at Elevators Ltd we believe that it is important to cater for every member of society which is why we have a Wheelchair Access Lift as part of our product range. Read on to find out more…
The Disabled Discrimination Act was introduced in 2004 and the Equality Act was introduced in 2010 in order to ensure that every commercial and residential property caters for each member of society in the same way. In fact, many service providers have had to make adjustments to their buildings because they did not previously provide access for those who are afflicted with a disability.
It is important to remember that disabilities come in a wide range of shapes and sizes. After all, not everyone is going to require a wheelchair however this doesn’t mean that they won’t benefit from the freedom that one can provide. In fact, those with sight disabilities often struggle with stairs and the installation of an appropriate elevator can be the difference between using a particular service or not.
The DDA and Equality Act states that all elevators must abide by key requirements in order to ensure that they are fit for use by every member of society. For example, the elevator must be large enough to provide wheelchair access or a specialist elevator must be on offer, the buttons must be at a height that every person can reach, there must be a handrail installed so that those with balance problems have something to hold on to and there should be a rear mirror installed.
When it comes to elevators, there are dozens of different makes and models to choose from in order to ensure that the final product will meet your requirements. After all, a home elevator is going to be far too small for a residential apartment building! Here at Elevators Ltd, our Wheelchair Access Lift helps ensure that the disabled are able to access every part of a building as easily as an able bodied person. To find out more information, get in contact with the best lift company around today!