Statement
COVID-19
Covid-19 Statement

These are exceptional times. With Coronavirus – Covid-19 - we all face an unprecedented global challenge. Stiltz Ltd. continue to review activities on a daily basis to comply with Government directives.

Stiltz is a proud member of the British Healthcare Trades Association (BHTA) through which we are co-ordinating industry efforts to keep our customers mobile. Our priority is to ensure all current and prospective customers are able to maintain safe and independent access with the help of their homelift, as reducing accidents within the home at this time will, in turn, assist in reducing stress on the NHS hospital care system. We will endeavour to provide the expected levels of service and support to those seeking a new homelift installation or those requiring lift service/maintenance, while being mindful to minimise risk.

We have therefore implemented additional processes to mitigate risk to you, our staff and the wider Stiltz community:

As a matter of course, we will check with all customers and prospective customers requesting them to confirm nobody is unwell with Covid-19 at the property we are due to visit. If Covid-19 is confirmed, we will follow Government advice
All customer visits will be subject to additional sanitation measures. Stiltz staff will wash or sanitise their hands prior to entering your property, and upon leaving. They will not offer to shake hands, and will maintain the prescribed 2 metre distance
Regular health and safety bulletins will be issued to all office and field-based staff
All field-based staff will be asked, on a daily basis, to confirm they are clear to work as per NHS and Government Guidance
All staff who fall ill with Covid-19 or who are self-isolating, will receive full pay during the period they are indisposed.

Stiltz will closely monitor the situation and follow government advice at all times. Our priority is to manage customer and staff safety, whilst continuing to provide our customers with the necessary homecare support to ensure their valued independence.

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Everyone is familiar with the concept of having a stairlift in the home (for those that struggle with mobility, whether through a disability, old age or illness) but not so many people are familiar with the concept of home lifts (sometimes referred to as domestic lifts).

Indeed, most people would wonder what on earth had happened were they to visit a relative or a friend only to find a ‘proper’ lift in the hallway or corner of the living room – you’d be forgiven for wondering whether the upstairs had been turned into some sort of business premises.

But, in actual fact, home lifts have been around for quite some time and are fast becoming the favoured alternative to the more commonplace stairlift and here are five reasons why.

1) A standard home lift is far more reliable than a stairlift which can often breakdown, leaving users potentially ‘trapped’ upstairs or confined to the downstairs until the problem is fixed.

2) Stairlifts may ostensibly seem like the cheapest option, initially, but the ongoing cost of repairs and maintenance servicing means that, in the long run, it is far more cost effective to purchase a domestic lift.

3) The lifts do not take up an abundance of space or spoil the aesthetic of the home like a stairlift can. Home lifts and elevators can be fitted with an integrated curtain that simply slides over, making the lift seem like a windowed area.

4) Home lifts are far faster when compared to stairlifts which sometimes seem to take a lifetime to get up or down the stairs. A through-floor lift is capable of taking one passenger up to one floor in under 30 seconds.

5) Domestic lifts also allow for more than one person to travel at one time, meaning that unlike a stairlift, no one person needs to be left at the bottom or top of the stairs while the other one uses the lift.

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