Statement
COVID-19

Issued 4th November 2020

Coronavirus: Covid-19 continues to bring an unprecedented global challenge. Stiltz Ltd. has been and will continue to review activities daily to comply with the guidelines issued by the Government.

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 home care 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.

You can contact our service and breakdown helpline any time, day or night, on 0330 053 5749.

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 the 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. 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 before 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.

All office and field-based staff will continue to be issued regular health and safety bulletins.

All field-based staff will confirm they are clear of symptoms before 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. We all owe a duty of care to our families, other employees, our customers and the rest of our community. Our priority is customer and staff safety whilst continuing to provide the necessary home care support to ensure vital independence.

Mike Lord
Chairman and CEO
Stiltz Ltd

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Continuing with this week’s theme of National Careers Week 2020, we are now looking at the role of an engineer within Stiltz Home Lifts. In engineering, there are so many different career directions you can choose from: mechanical, technical, electrical, design, civil, structural, plus many more.

We have interviewed Andrew Downing, a design engineer, based at our Kingswinford Head Office, to delve a little deeper into what his job entails.

Previously Andrew worked as an architectural technician designing houses and moving on to work as a mechanical engineer designing passenger lifts. After 10 years Andrew was looking for a new challenge and a role that combined what he has been working on previously, “Stiltz looked like an interesting and fast-growing company where I could utilise and develop the skills and knowledge I had gained in my previous roles.” said Andrew.

“Here at Stiltz, we have a full team of technical and design engineers who are constantly working on improving and developing our current products and researching new potential products”. What does a design engineer do? “I spend my time developing and refining our existing home lift products to improve their quality and to try and reduce costs to both the business and customers. I design new products, build them and test the prototypes. If all goes well, I also produce CAD drawings to issue for when the lifts move to the manufacturing process” explains Andrew.

We asked Andrew to tell us, in his own words, what is it like to work for Stiltz. “Stiltz is an exciting and fast-growing company. My colleagues are a nice group of people who create an exciting environment to work in where everyone can thrive and reach their potential. We have a very open and honest culture here.”

The Stiltz team are always looking for enthusiastic team players to join us in any of our three UK locations: Kingswinford, Leeds and Wokingham. We pride ourselves on being a forward-thinking, caring and fast-paced company with a team of like-minded individuals to help push the business forward to new heights.

To learn more about Stiltz Home Lifts click here.

To see our current vacancies click here.

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