All passenger lifts in public access buildings have to be completely compliant with the Disability Discrimination Act (DDA),which came into force six years ago.That includes having a disabled lift so that wheelchair users have safe and easy entry into and movement around a building.
Public access buildings include shops, offices, hotels, bars and anywhere that is available in the public sector, and failure to comply could result in legal action against the organisation. And, anyway, with an estimated 10 million disabled adults in the UK, installing a disability lift isn’t just the right thing to do. As well as being a legal requirement, it also makes sound business sense.
But the days when a passenger lift had to be grey and unsightly are thankfully long gone. And there’s nothing in the DDA to say that a disabled lift has to look dull! Today’s lit engineering services provide a far greater range of options. A wide choice of colours and styles is no on offer, and your disability lift can even have a range of accessories such as carpets, soft lighting and décor in keeping with the rest of your premises.
Because passenger lifts come in so many different styles, there’s bound to be a disability solution to suit your needs. Passenger lifts can even be vertical to transport people up to a height of 9 metres with speed and safety. What’s more, they can be installed in a matter of days.
DDA Lifts specialises in disabled platform lifts. They can discuss your building with you in great detail, and won’t quote until they are sure they have come up with the right solution for your needs. Read more about DDA compliance and the solutions available from this company on their website.