Invalid lifts are designed for unhindered movement of citizens with disabilities. They are used in public places, administrative and medical institutions, business and shopping centers, leisure and catering establishments, public transport, private houses and cottages. It should be noted that the state provides for numerous subsidies that compensate for the maintenance of equipment installed in institutions for people with disabilities.
Types of wheelchair lifts
Depending on the operating conditions (outdoors or indoors), the lifts for the disabled are divided into 3 types:
Vertical hoist with horizontal platform;
crawler lift for wheelchairs.
The most common are vertical lifts for the disabled, which are driven by an electric drive with a gear or scissor type mechanism. Used in places where you need to overcome the height of up to 6 meters. Vertical wheelchair lift is a fenced platform that resembles an elevator. The platform is controlled independently, by means of buttons located low enough. On the panel buttons, as a rule, the Braille font is applied. Some models are equipped with a remote control. The second version of this model is characterized by a simplified design without fences and provides a lift to a height of up to 2 meters.
The inclined lift for the disabled makes it easier to transport the wheelchair along the stair flights. Moves along two metal guides that hold the platform or stroller. Can work both from batteries, and due to cable mechanisms. The control is carried out from the platform or remotely. If it is supposed to use equipment for disabled people in their own home, then this type of construction will be the best option. Stair lift can be used not only for people with disabilities with a damaged musculoskeletal apparatus, but also for the elderly who find it difficult to climb on their own.
Crawler lift allows wheelchair users to overcome almost any obstacle on the way. It is used both outdoors and indoors.
Also useful are car lifts for the disabled (provide an unhindered landing in the car salon) and lifts for the bathroom (allow the inactive person to move to the bathtub independently and from there to the armchair).
In addition to the main types, there is additional equipment for the disabled:
lift for a wheelchair;
rail ceiling lifting system;
Mobile hydraulic hoist;
stationary electric hoist;
minilift for swimming pools.
All types unite one purpose - to simplify the life of citizens moving on a wheelchair.
How to choose a wheelchair?
On the lifts for the disabled, the price is quite affordable, so you can buy several types at once to create comfortable conditions and greatly facilitate the life of a person with disabilities. The cost varies depending on the design, materials used and the functional characteristics of the wheelchair. Planning the installation of the lift for the disabled, it is necessary to rely on a number of typical characteristics.
1. It is desirable that the floor of the platform has a ribbed texture or covered with anti-slip material. 2. The width of the platform should be at least 90 cm. Depth - from 120 cm, if self-movement is provided, and from 150 cm - if accompanied. To move the wheelchairs, you should also choose a "deep" pad. 3. Load-carrying capacity. For regular wheelchairs it is enough 225-250 kg, for electric wheelchairs - from 350 kg. 4. Fencing. With a lifting height of more than 2 m, at the edges of the invalid equipment there must be bumps or fences that will prevent accidental riding of the stroller. 5. Minipandus will ensure the convenience of entering the platform. It can be replaced by equipping the pit in the installation site of the hoist. 6. Security. Useful obstacle sensors and seat belts, which guarantee the full protection of disabled people.
The catalog of the company «Tries Group» presents a wide range of reliable wheelchairs from leading manufacturers. If you do not know what exactly to buy a wheelchair lift, experienced employees of the company will help you choose the right model and equipment.