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Stairlift Safety

Modern stair lifts are supplied with a number of safety features. People who use stair lifts also need to operate them in a way that does not endanger their safety. Today’s stair lift should be fitted with safety sensors. These will discover any obstruction that lies in the path of the stair lift and send a message back to the stair lift control system which should then bring the lift to a halt until the object in the way can be removed.

Best Stairlift Features

Most stair lifts available today also have seats, armrests and footplates that fold up out of the way, and swivel seats that make getting into and out of the chair easier. They also come with standard safety features like seatbelts, breaking systems and footrest sensors, push-button or rocker-switch controls located on the armrest for easy operation, and “call send” controls which allow you to call or send the unit to the other end of the stairs. Make sure the lift you choose has all these features.

Stairlift Features

Standard features on most models include a folding swivel seat, folding armrests and footrests, and easy to use buttons attached to the seat. In addition are portable remotes which are typically located at the top and bottom landings for easy retrieval, seatbelts. They also work for indoor and outdoor environments.