Businesses all over Chicagoland, Chicago, Milwaukee, and the surrounding areas need to make sure that any platform lifts that they have for accessibility meet the requirements of the ADA. Rather than hope things are up to requirements it is better to speak with our experts at Access Elevator to be sure. We can help you determine if your platform lift is ADA compliant, and if you need to have one installed, we can provide that service as well. Put our 30+ years of experience to work for your business needs.
Things To Consider When Choosing a Platform Lift
As you might imagine, there are plenty of specifications when it comes to having a platform lift that is ADA compliant. Fortunately, we have several manufacturers that make platform lifts that conform to these requirements so you can be sure that whatever model you decide to go with will be acceptable. However, there are things to think about when it comes to where you are going to place your ADA platform lift.
First will be where it is installed – indoors or outdoors. Outdoor models have been designed to handle the rigors of weather and still operate as designed. Indoor models will not have this additional protection so be sure that you know where you want to install it as one of the first decisions you make. You will also want to keep in mind just who may be using your ADA platform lift. Will users only be those in wheelchairs or will others including those on scooters and other mobility devices be using it as well? This will help determine the size that you need.
Surprisingly, you may only be needing this lift for a short period of time, perhaps until a new facility can be built. It’s good to know how long you intend to use the lift for and if you will need it for the long term or not. And of course, just how much travel will the lift be doing? Will it go between only 2 floors, or will it need to reach multiple floors? All of these are very important to the overall answer of which ADA platform lift is right for your needs.
Platform Lifts Do Not Have to Be Eyesores
Often when there is talk of a platform lift, people envision something more utilitarian and stark. But that doesn’t have to be the case. Today’s ADA platform lifts come in a variety of colors and also have a nice clean, finished look that can blend with your Chicagoland, Chicago, Milwaukee, or surrounding area business’s décor. Give Access Elevator a call today to have their team evaluate your space and provide you with the details for a quality ADA platform lift.