How easy is it to operate a stairlift?

how to use a stairlift

Our experts will show you how to use a stairlift.  We make sure the stairlift that we recommend is the best and simplest stairlift for you to use with ease.

There are lots of variations of stairlift out there with lots of different features.  We don’t believe in the “one stairlift fits all” approach, so we tailor our recommendations to find the best one for you, so it works well for you.

Don’t forget you can always visit our showroom where our fully qualified Product Advisors will show you a stairlift in more detail and give you a supervised test drive!  That way you’ll see just how easy it is to use a stairlift for yourself.

Using a Stairlift is as easy as A, B, C

Are you sitting comfortably? Fold down the stairlift chair and footrest (if they are folded up) and sit in the chair

Buckle Up!  Make sure you fasten your seatbelt for complete safety when in transit

Climb the stairs.  Simply press the joystick control in the direction you want to travel and keep constant pressure on it until the lift stops.  You can get off the stairlift using the swivel seat.

Every stairlift comes with these Standard Features:

  • ✓ Constant pressure joystick or button control for safety
  • ✓ Battery powered operation so it will work in the event of a power cut
  • ✓ Pressure sensitive safety edges which will stop the lift if it meets an obstruction
  • ✓ A rail that’s screwed through the steps and not attached to your wall
  • ✓ A safety belt for you to wear in travel
  • ✓ Wall controls at top and bottom of the stairs to call/send/park your stairlift

Weight limits on stairlifts can vary from model to model but usually standard models take a weight capacity of around 19-22 stone with heavy duty models taking up to 30 stone.

You can find out more about a stairlifts features by clicking on the links below.

When you have a stairlift installed, we give you full training and instruction on how to use a stairlift safely and make sure you can use it before we leave.  We are only a phone call away so if you had any questions after we have gone, we’re always here to help.

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