Installing a stairlift in your home is a smart investment for anyone with mobility issues. Although using a stairlift is a smart and efficient way to travel up and down the stairs, you have to be cautious when doing so. Severe injury can occur, further impairing you or a member of your family, if your stairlift is used improperly and the right safety measures are not performed. There are several safety tips to be aware of when operating your stairlift.
You wouldn’t drive a car without a seatbelt, so why wouldn’t you wear one while using a stairlift? It is crucial that you wear your seatbelt while traveling up and down your stairs to avoid any injury or accident. One of the main causes of stairlift accidents is laziness and complacency, so please click it before you ride. Every stairlift from Preferred Elevator has an adjustable seatbelt to conform to any individual and to enhance comfort.
Be Aware of the Carrying Capacity
You should check the maximum weight limit of your stairlift in your maintenance manual. Exceeding the limit can cause permanent damage to the equipment and make it unable for you to operate. Also, do not use the stairlift to carry heavy items, like furniture, up and down the stairs. It might seem like an efficient method, but it can cause serious damage to the stairlift and to anyone near if an item falls off. A stairlift is meant to be used by one person at a time and children should not ride it at all.
During the Journey
While in contact or riding your stairlift, do not let any liquids get in contact with any equipment. If you are a handling a drink during travel, make sure it has a secure lid, and it is closed. When getting on or off your lift at the top of the stairs, be cautious because this is the location where most accidents occur.
Preferred Elevator: We’re On the Up and Up!
For 11 years, 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 our 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!
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