Today’s topic of discussion will be stairlift safety tips. Lately, we’ve been focusing heavily on the concept of safety to assure customers that safety comes first regarding Preferred Elevator’s products. When you use any of our lifts, we want you to feel safe, secure and prepared. In emergencies, we also want you to understand that our products come equipped with backup safety features.. Like residential elevators, stairlifts are safe as well. Here are five stairlift safety tips to keep in mind.
Fold the Seat When Not in Use
Our products, by nature, do not take up a lot of space or obstruct the home. In other words, it’s more than possible to have a stairlift in the house that doesn’t prevent people from using the staircase. However, when you fold the footrest and seat up, it helps the people in your home have even more room to walk up and down the steps. Plus, you can prevent someone from walking into the stairlift if they aren’t paying attention.
Refrain from Taking People for Joyrides on Your Stairlift
We understand that your grandchildren or any other small children that live in or visit your home might be curious about your stairlift. However, stairlifts only support one passenger at a time. Refrain from allowing multiple passengers to use the stairlift or transporting heavy items that exceed the stairlift’s weight limit.
If Your Stairlift Needs a Repair, Reach Out Immediately!
If, for some reason, your stairlift performs unpredictably, call Preferred Elevator. Your safety matters so much to us. Furthermore, it would be best if you or anyone in your household never attempted to fix the stairlift yourself. This can not only be dangerous but could void the warranty with the Manufacturer!
Use the Seatbelt at All Times
While stairlifts move at a safe speed, we highly suggest that you buckle up as you travel from one floor to another. Seatbelts prevent you from falling out of your stairlift. Any fall presents a particular danger to the elderly community. Some falls can even be fatal. However, they are avoidable.
Remove Items from the Stairs
The adults in your home may keep the stairs clear. However, sometimes children leave toys on the floor or the steps. Also, if your carpet is torn, this is hazardous. Loose boards and banisters can be a hazard as well.
If you have more questions about the safety of stairlifts and our products, in general, call us, and our team can answer your questions comprehensively.
Preferred Elevator: We’re On the Up and Up!
For over a decade, Preferred Elevator has served residents in Central Maryland, Baltimore, and Washington, DC. You can rely on our experienced home installation team and quality products.
For our commercial elevator clients, we also provide annual inspections of your equipment to adhere to standards established by the state of Maryland. During these inspections, we make sure that your commercial mobility product is functioning correctly and efficiently. We’ll also go over all safety devices and customized features offered within your plan!