ALL ABOUT STAIR LIFTS
Facts you should know about Stair Lifts
A chair lift is a mechanical device that is designed to transport
a person up or down a stairway. Stair way lifts, whether they
are installed in a private residence or a commercial building,
are governed by the ASME (American Society of Mechanical Engineers)
A18.1 national public safety code. In Many States stair way lifts
that are installed in a home do not need to be inspected by a
licensed elevator inspector; however, they must still meet ASME
code. In many states, chair lifts that are installed in public
areas such as churches, schools, municipal buildings, must also
meet the ASME A18.1 code, but they must be inspected by a licensed
elevator inspector upon installation and every year thereafter.
If you are trying to provide ADA Code compliant access to a commercial
building, a stair-lift would not be a good solution.
Types of Stair Lifts
- Battery Operated
- AC Powered
most common type of these lifts is a straight stair lift. Stairlifts
are known variously as stair lifts, stair-lifts, stairway lifts,
stair chair lifts, chair lifts, stair gliders, electric stair
lifts, and stair elevators. Most stair lifts out of the box will
fit on a standard straight stairway and can be installed rather
quickly by an experienced technician. Curved stairs are very unique
and no two curved stairs are a like. Therefore, any stair lift
that is installed on a curved stair must be custom measured, engineered
and manufactured. Due to their custom nature, curved lifts are
usually much more expensive than straight lifts. No curved stair
lift can be estimated without taking a detailed set of measurements.
These measurements must be so precise; some stair lift manufacturers
use a specialized photo technology that helps dealers like All-Ways
Accessible Inc. take exact measurements in the field. If you own
a home and have a curved stairway, chances are you are going to
need a custom designed lift.
All-Ways Accessible Inc.® - All-Ways the Right Choice.
Serving commercial and residential customers in Massachusetts (MA), New Hampshire (NH), Vermont (VT) and Maine (ME)
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