Is a Commercial Wheelchair Lift right for your business? In order to comply with the American Disabilities Act (ADA), businesses must be accessible to all devices that can be categorized as wheelchairs. In recent years, there has been a rise in the popularity of mobile devices such as power-driven scooters, golf carts and other pieces of equipment that increase mobility. Because these devices were not originally designed to be used by those people with disabilities, their presence raises many businesses challenges. According to the ADA, your business needs to be able to accommodate them at all times. Not only will compliance with this federal mandate keep you on the right side of the law, it shows that you welcome everyone to your business. This increases goodwill within your community as well as boosting your bottom fiscal line.
Compliance Can Mean Integration
For existing businesses, compliance does not have to mean major renovations and construction. Instead, it can involve the creative use of a commercial wheelchair lift to meet your customers needs as well as comply effectively with the ADA. This type of wheelchair lift provides a number of advantages that make it an attractive option for businesses of all sizes and types.
Advantages of Adding a Commercial Wheelchair Lift
In order to accommodate the range of mobility devices as mentioned above, a commercial wheelchair lift can be chosen that is rated for a particular load capacity. With the inclusion of models such as portable wheelchair lifts, platform lifts and vertical platform lifts, numerous different types of wheelchairs can use the wheelchair lift. These include sports models as well as conventional and manual adult wheelchairs, and those designed for children.
Every business is different so the commercial wheelchair lift you choose needs to reflect that. Many different configurations are available along with different lifting mechanisms. The lifting height of a wheelchair lift can be up to 14 ft. Many times a wheelchair lift is a better option than a stationary ramp.
Models are available for both indoor and outdoor applications.
Between the different configurations and different means of lifting there should be a wheelchair lift that provides a solution for virtually every situation.
- Safe and Easy to Operate and Maintain
Because a commercial wheelchair lift complies fully with ADA regulations, your customers should be able to easily operate the lift without assistance. Many safety features are included as standard equipment such as non-skid surface, emergency stop switch, constant pressure controls, emergency lighting, and in some situations backup power, emergency power and emergency telephone communication.
Virginia Home Elevator, Stairlift & Ramp provides wheelchair services to businesses and other commercial ventures across Virginia. Their team of senior managers has more than 50 years of experience within the elevator and accessibility industry. This enables them to construct creative solutions that address your ADA compliance issues.
Need help determining the right solution for your business? Give us a call at 757-749-9532.