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The Straight & Curved Stairlift Buyers Guide®

 

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Curved Rail Stairlifts

Curved Rail Stairlifts

 

Stairlift Buyers Guide Checklist

Stairlift Buyers Guide Checklist

 

Essential and Important Stairlift Features, Options and Requirements

 

  • Arthritis Foundation's Ease-Of-Use Commendation
  • ASME A17.1 - 1990, meets safety code for elevators and escalators
  • ASME A18.1 - 2005 meets safety standard for platform lifts and stairway chairlifts
  • Audible Fault Reporting - alerts the user with a series of beeps if there is a problem
  • Automatic Speed Adjustment - curved rail stairlifts unique Auto Speed feature slows down the stairlift on cornering for your comfort and safety. The stairlift will slow down as it reaches the stopping point at the top and the bottom of the rail on the stairs staircase
  • British Safety Standard BS5776 - 1996 - meets the British Safety Standards - eliminating any risk of electric shock
  • DC Battery Power 24 Volt - safe low voltage operation
  • DC Power Battery Power - fully charged battery will power up to 20 journeys up and down the stairs
  • DC Power Battery Power - maintenance free batteries. Operates during a power outage
  • DC Power Battery Power - stair lift does not trail an electrical cable behind it
  • Diagnostic Digital Display - any (rare) faults with the stair lift are displayed digitally as a number or letter, providing clear and simple information for users and engineers
  • Dual Braking System - Dual Electronic and Mechanical Braking Systems - two independent safety systems on the stair lift. This means that the stair lift is unable to descend unexpectedly or at speed - eliminates the possibility of an uncontrolled descent - fitted as standard on some stairlifts are double safety braking systems. This is an essential safety feature that is imperative to have on your stairlift
  • Folding Hinged Rail - the lower section of the rail folds up and out of the way when not in use, allowing greater access at the foot of the stairs
  • Fold-up Design - Fold-Up Seat & Footrest - when not in use, the seat and footrest of our stair lifts can be folded away to provide easy access to the stairway
  • Heavy Duty Stairlift Option - specifically designed stair lift for individuals who may be of a larger persuasion. The maximum weight capacity on either the outdoor, perch or straight stair lift
  • Inertial Reel Seatbelt - an inertial reel lap harness, this is like a seat belt in a car, and will keep you securely on the seat of the stairlift at all times
  • Infra-Red Remote Control Controllers - stair lift can be 'called' or 'sent' up or down the stairs by using a remote control similar to a TV remote control. Allowing you to call and send the stairlift, so that if a friend or partner should wish to use the lift, you can send it back to them once you've used it
  • Limit Safety Sensors – soft stop sensors stop the stair lift in the correct position at the end of travel
  • Lockable Isolation Switch - lockable on/off key switch - stair lift can be locked with a key so that others (children, for example) cannot use it. The stair lift continues to charge when locked.
  • Near silent operation – stairlift smooth quiet ride quality - peerless ride quality is attributed to a rail profile and chassis roller system working in conjunction with DC power and a rack and pinion drive system
  • Overspeed Governor - Controls the speed of the stair lift to prevent sudden or rapid descent.
  • Paddle Switch Direction Dual Controls - Easy to Use simple operation controls on both arms of the seat for use by either hand for up and down motion of the stair lift.
  • Perch Option - Perch / Stand Stairlift Option - designed for users who have trouble bending at the knee, suitable for those with knee troubles and for narrow staircases
  • Pressure-Sensitive Edge Safety Sensors - cut-out /off safety sensor switches - Special sensors in the stair lifts carriage and footrest prevent it from moving if an object obstructs the stair lifts passage. Sensors automatically cut off power to the lift when the sensors are activated.
  • Quick, simple installation - no mess or disruption
  • Rack and Pinion Drive - the stair lifts track uses a secure rail structure to provide smooth and stable movement up and down the stairs.
  • Self-Leveling Transport System - curved rail stairlifts unique system automatically adjusts the speed and level of the seat on cornering, providing a safe and an exceptionally smooth ride.
  • Sit and Stand Frame - with a Sit/Stand Frame, you can choose whether to use the stairs in either the usual seated position or to stand on the footrest.
  • Smooth Start / Stop Action Motion - stair lifts upward and downward movement begins smoothly and slowly, without jarring or sudden stops.
  • Stairlift fits to the treads of the stairs and not to the wall
  • Stand Option - Stand Stairlift Option - specifically designed stair lift for people who have issues bending at the knee. These stair lifts allow the domestic user to perch gently on the higher seat or stand upright.
  • Swivel Seat with Locking Catch - the seat of the stair lift turns for ease of access at the top of the stairs, and locks to prevent accidental slipping.

 

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