Statement
COVID-19

Stiltz Homelifts

Updated 31st March 2020

COVID 19 Statement

Coronavirus – Covid-19 presents us with an unprecedented global challenge. Stiltz Ltd. continues 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 whom we are co-ordinating industry efforts to keep the most vulnerable living safely in their own homes. Reducing the instance of accidents within the home will help reduce stress on the NHS hospital care system.

For existing customers, a Stiltz Homelift can be that lifeline to independence. Our homecare support policy means Stiltz engineers continue to provide an essential service by maintaining customers’ lifts for ongoing safe, reliable and independent access, while acting within Government guidelines.

For new homelift installations we offer the options of a phone call, remote video consultation via tablet/laptop/smartphone, or email consultation. For those with an urgent in-home consultation need, we will minimise risk by following latest Government guidelines.

Additional processes have been put in place to mitigate risk to you, our staff and the wider Stiltz community:

· We will request confirmation that nobody at the property we are due to visit has Covid-19 or is defined as extremely vulnerable, and in need of being shielded. If Covid-19 is present, or a person is isolating or deemed as extremely vulnerable, we will follow government advice.

· All customer visits will be subject to additional sanitation measures. Stiltz installers/engineers will wash or sanitise their hands prior to entering your property and upon leaving. They will not offer to shake hands, will refuse offers of a beverage 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 of symptoms prior to commencing their working day

· 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 follow government advice at all times. Our priority is customer and staff safety, whilst continuing to provide the necessary homecare support to ensure vital independence.

Mike Lord
Chairman and CEO
Stiltz Ltd

Call 01943668920

Most domestic lifts on the market today use hydraulics with some requiring three-phase electricity power. This means they use more power when in operation which can result in expensive electricity bills. Because of the mechanics involved conventional lifts are not always easy to install causing quite the headache.

But what is different about Stiltz’s range of home lifts is that they use single phase power and simply plug into any normal 13-amp power socket like any other household appliance.

The Stiltz lift draws between two and three amps and for one boil of your kettle can make four return trips upstairs. There is also no hard wiring or additional external power packs needed to power Stiltz’s through-floor lifts.

So how are the lifts powered? Well, a Stiltz lift uses a roped drum braked gear electric motor drive system so no extra external mechanisms are required at all. This is discreetly located at the top of the lift and hidden from view. Conventional lifts can make a lot of noise on ascent and descent but because Stiltz’s domestic lifts do not use that use hydraulics or loud mechanical equipment the lifts are very quiet.

The lifts also do not need load bearing walls unlike other through-floor lifts on the market that are out there. Instead Stiltz’s lifts boast a unique dual rail system. This creates a completely self-supporting structure meaning no extra weight burden is added on a home. The weight of the entire structure and lift is carried in compression through the rails into the floor of the house.

Most conventional lifts usually involve a lot of building work which can prove costly, time consuming and stressful. However with a Stiltz lift only the appropriate aperture has to be cut out and trimmed such as the ceiling and floor of the room the lift is going up into. This can usually be completed by a professional builder in one day for a standard retrofit application.

The Stiltz lift has the smallest footprint on any other home lift on the market today at just 0.62m². Its unique shape means it can fit just about anywhere in the home. In fact, it very unlikely you would not be able to have a Stiltz Home Lift fitted in your home.

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