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Stairlifts are often vital improvements when it comes to a household that has somebody who struggles to get up the stairs. Stairlifts help those who can’t navigate up and down the stairs for whatever reason, giving them aid in their movement around the home. A lot of people try and downsize their home when they are finding it difficult to move up & down the stairs in their own house, but a stairlift is cheaper than moving to a single story home or bungalow. While also providing a much more accessible alternative. For further details about Stairlifts Slough visit our site or call our team on – 01494 471430
There are some safety standards on all stairlifts from reputable manufacturers. These safety standards are specified under the current British Safety Standards for stairlifts, and this is updated every few years or so to ensure paramount safety on stairlifts. It is essential to make sure a stairlift has all of the following safety features since you don’t want to skimp on safety as there is potential to be harmed while misusing a stairlift.
For safety reasons, all stairlifts have to use a seatbelt. This is usually in the form of a retractable lap belt and gives you an added sense of security as you’re travelling up or down the stairs via stairlift.
An essential safety feature on a stairlift is the built-in safety sensors. These sensors automatically detect potential obstructions to the stairlift and, if any obstacles are found, the chair immediately brings your stairlift to a complete stop. Once the object obstructing the stairlifts’ path is removed, the stairlift continues its journey along the stairs in the direction it was already travelling in. These are located around the footrest area, so even lower objects are detected.
A limit sensor is fitted on the top and bottom of your stairlift rail. The limit sensors make sure that, when reaching the end of the rail at either end, the stairlift stops in the correct position. It also ensures that your stairlift comes to a soft stop. A smooth start-stop motion is vital so as well as coming to a quiet stop; the stairlift should have a slow, gentle start rather than a jerky start. This removes the risk of injury when a stairlift starts or stops.
Your curved or straight in stairlift should have a lockable on/off key switch. This is in place to prevent anyone, particularly young children, from using or activating the stairlift in any way without the key. For this reason, the key is removable after locking.
There shouldn’t be a risk of receiving an electric shock if your stairlift is a battery powered (DC) stairlift. This means that there is no mains power voltage on your stairlift, as it runs off 24-volt batteries only. These are rechargeable and, as well as ensuring smooth, quiet travel along the rail; it also means that the stairlift can run even during a power cut. Charging points are located at both ends of the rail meaning the stairlift charges when not in use.
A stairlift should have a dual mechanical and electrical braking system. These are two independent braking systems meaning that, in the event of a motor failure, the stairlift cannot descend unexpectedly or too quickly ensuring a smooth ride.
A swivel seat is vital on a stairlift, and it must lock into position at the end of the stairs. As the name suggests, this swivels the seat of the stairlift around to allow you to dismount from the stairlift with ease. Also, because the stairlift locks into place it acts as a barrier to prevent you from falling back down the stairs due to loss of balance, etc. This is essential, especially when dismounting from the stairlift at the top of the stairs.
If you are considering purchasing a new stairlift, make sure to ask the supplier if they meet the current British Safety Standards. Most suppliers should be more than happy to promote that they do, in fact, meet these standards on all of their stairlifts.
Furthermore, many people are looking for a used and reconditioned stairlift for sale, and only those with access to authentic parts from the original manufacturer are guaranteed an exceptional level of quality. The reason for this is that unauthorised dealers may carry out poor work, and this can have a negative impact on a brand image.
Using an authorised dealer for your stairlift is ideal for those looking for second-hand stairlifts that have been serviced using the best parts available. If you are looking for longevity in your device, then this may very well be the ideal option for you.
Finally, it is important to consider an authorised stairlift dealer as they are far more likely to include a complete package of services that can help you get the most out of your device and overcome any problems quickly. An example of this is the maintenance and emergency repair programmes that many retailers put in place for their customers.
Many people who use stairlifts are elderly or have their mobility reduced for health reasons, and an emergency repair service can provide a level of protection that other vendors do not offer. Whether this is an emergency call out service or regular maintenance and tuning, all of this means a safer and more efficient lift and many benefits for the user.
These are a few convincing reasons why an authorised dealer is better when looking for a stairlift for sale. In all cases, check that the company is reputable, delivers reasonably priced devices and places great customer care at the heart of their business.
Domestic Lifts is one of the UK’s leading stairlift suppliers, operating in the Thames Valley area. As a family-owned, independent supplier, Domestic Lifts is proud to provide a quality service with nothing but focus on delivering a quality service and product to our clients.
Domestic Lift Services offer everything from new and reconditioned stairlifts from leading manufacturers with stairlifts to fit straight and curved staircases as well as refurbished stairlifts for those looking for more affordable solutions. For more information about Stairlifts In Slough, then please visit our site or call us on – 01494 471430 for more information about our stairlifts in Slough