The Edinburgh Access Lift uses the bottom step as a wheelstop to prevent wheelchair wheels from rolling off the lift table. This step will rise 100mm above the platform.
The wheelstop mechanism trequires a 1650mm pit depth. If this space is an issue the system can be replaced with an automatic toe guard that rises through the bottom step, but will be seen when the stairs are at rest.
The lift itself (the larger step) actually only requires a pit depth of 400mm for a rise of 0mm - 750mm. For a rise between 750mm - 999mm the pit depth would be 550mm.
The lift table and stairs can be made to accept any cladding material, the thicker the cladding the deeper the pit depth.
Nominal Platform dimensions for this lift and stairs can very due to site requirement, however they are more than or equal to:
1831mm (l) x 1010mm (w) x 0-999mm. The length dimension is made up of the large tread and two smaller treads.
The Edinburgh Access Lift can have one, two, three or even four standard size treads accompanying the larger lift tread.
Please click on The Lifting Actuator link for more information on the mechanism used to raise and lower the access lift.