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

Stiltz Home Lifts are delighted to share that we are working in partnership with AquAid and The Africa Trust.

Through our unique relationship with AquAid, we at Stiltz Home Lifts have the opportunity to help those less fortunate than us. With each purchase from AquAid, a donation is made to The Africa Trust.

The Africa Trust was founded in 2010 with the aim of bringing sustainable solutions for clean water and decent sanitation to those in poverty. The charity’s life changing work allows unique sustainable solutions to be built, such as The Elephant Pump and The Elephant Toilet.

The Elephant Pump is a modified version of a nearly 2,000 year old Chinese rope pulley system. Each pump is made using locally sourced materials such as bricks, concrete, rope and metal, meaning the construction costs are kept as low as possible with additional money going into the local area. This rope pulley system allows the pump to go 30 metres deep (with the well reaching much deeper) and extract nearly 60 litres of fresh water per minute.

To date, AquAid and The Africa Trust have installed over 8,000 pumps across Liberia, Malawi, Mozambique, Uganda and Zimbabwe.

One such pump is currently being installed in Africa on our behalf and it will be a much-needed source of clean and fresh drinking water for many.

Stiltz Home Lifts Co-Founder and Chief Commercial Officer Lachlan Faulkner said, “As a business who works across nearly 40 countries, including some parts of East Africa, we feel it is important to help those in need. We often take for granted our ability to access clean, fresh water so we are delighted to be able to fund such an important facility.”

To find out more about The Africa Trust, click here.

 

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