3 Benefits of Installing Platform Lifts in your Business

Disability access is about more than just eliminating staircases. It’s about making your business as accessible and easy to access as possible and one of the ways that you can do this is by adding in a platform lift from our team at Vimec. A platform lift, like the name suggests, is more than just a ramp. It is a literal platform that those with mobility issues can use to navigate stairs between floors. 


These are really useful for smaller flights of stairs where a bigger lift would not make sense. This allows both disabled customers and employees to be able to navigate your place of work in a way that is easy and convenient for them. If you’re still not convinced, then here are three benefits of installing platform lifts in your building.


Efficient and Effective


It is quite difficult for able-bodied people to understand just how difficult it is for disabled people to navigate the modern world. And there can be nothing more embarrassing and frustrating than navigating through a space that hasn’t been set up to accommodate them, which is only intensified if any disability access you do install requires the help of another person. This is why our platform lifts are a practical solution. Fast and convenient, they can be navigated and used without the need of a second person. This can make all the difference to your business and its low running maintenance costs and could make such a difference.


Safe and Secure


Using platform lifts instead of a chair lift also provides more safety and security. By this, we mean that chair lifts can be useful in the home but they require a person to remove themselves from their wheelchair or other mobility aid, in order to use them. This is fine in the home but in a place of work or in a business, this can cause some embarrassment. 


Unless someone can carry their mobility aid or wheelchair up the stairs for them, they still won’t be able to navigate the stairs. And having someone help them into and out of the chair lift can be quite embarrassing whilst in public. Additionally, there is a risk of falling off the chair while the lift is moving, which can cause injuries.


A platform lift helps to circumvent this because you don’t need to get out of a wheelchair or let go of a mobility aid in order to use it. You just stand on the platform. Not only does this make the experience far less embarrassing and painful, but also keeps your customers and employees safe.




There’s nothing more important to your business than accessibility, and being able to ensure your clients and employees can move around freely is so important. A platform lift might seem like a small change to you, but it can make a world of difference to those who require it. When you install a platform lift, you’re doing more than just opening up your business space, you’re also showing your customers and employees that you care about them and about that access to your business. This positive message improves your reputation and helps your employees feel seen and recognised. All of which are important for any business in every industry. 


If you’d like to find out more about our platform lifts then feel free to give us a call today on 01264 939930 and we will be happy to help however we can.

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