- The Lift
The London Access Lift uses our Wheelstop mechanism. A solid stainless steel toe guard that rises around the platform to prevent wheelchair wheels from rolling off the lift. Please see On Lift Barriers for more information.
The lift table can be made to accept any cladding material. The stairs lower to create the platform, therefore the stair cladding makes up most of the lift table finish.
Nominal Platform dimensions for this lift can vary due to site requirements. However they are more than or equal to:
1409 x 1030 mm
The platform can have a button post for independent control or a removable hand held post that is inserted by a member of staff.
Please see The Lifting Actuator link for more information on the mechanism used to raise and lower the chair lift.
- The Stairs
The London Access Lift has stairs that raise and lower vertically thus removing the requirement for a pit behind the top step riser.
The top step riser is not a moving stair, it is formed as part of the upper landing area. For example, a staircase with 6 risers will have 5 vertically retracting stairs that will lower.
When the stairs lower the surrounding stair profile will be revealed. Typically this is clad in stainless steel as it is not seen when the stairs are in their rest position. This side stair profile houses a locking mechanism that stabilises and supports the stairs when they are in their rest position.
Please see retracting stair technical page for more information.
- The Upper Landing Barrier
The London Access Lift houses manual gate at the upper landing to protect the fall hazard that is created when the stairs retract.
Please see Upper Landing Barriers for more information.
- User Type
The London Access Lift is for wheelchair users only. Non wheelchair users are often presented with a wheelchair to travel whilst seated on this wheelchair platform stair lift.
Please see on lift barriers for more information.
- System Requirements
The London Access Lift comes with a solid stainless steel skirt below the lift. Please see Concealing the underside of the lift for more information.
For details on the power supply please see the lift power supply.
For general details on the pit depth please see the lift pit. This system has an upper landing rising barrier that requires 1600mm pit depth below upper landing level.
If the surrounding area presents a crush zone the lift table can be fitted with safety edges to detect an obstruction. Please see Crush hazards surrounding the moving lift for more information.
Please see The Sesame Stair Lift Controls for more information on the controls for this style of lift.
- Variations to the London Access Lift
The upper landing manual gate can be replaced with an automatic rising barrier as seen here: Buckingham Listed Building Lift. This lift also shows an example of a permanent button post fixed on the lift rather than a removable hand held post.
If the pit depth is an issue then the horizontally retracting stairs could be used as seen here: Kensington Stairlift
If the layout of the stairs is slightly different, please see the Edinburgh Access Lift.