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

When looking to buy a home lift you are likely to come across lots of different types of domestic lifts.

Many UK lift companies supply just hydraulic lifts – these are powered by electronic pumps that transmit hydraulic fluid to a jack with the lift pushed up and down by a piston at the base.

Secondly, there is the option of a traction lift – this moves up and down a shaft using ropes and sheaves with a counterweight to balance the weight load.

Stiltz Lifts has introduced a totally unique option to the home lifts market – a non-hydraulic domestic lift. The Stiltz lift is a ‘real’ through floor lift and is powered instead by a roped drum-braked gear system that plugs straight into any normal 13-amp power socket. There are no additional external power packs required or any hard wiring.

Unlike hydraulic or traction lifts, all of the mechanics of the non-hydraulic lift are contained at the top of the lift car and hidden from view. Stiltz lifts also do not require load bearing walls as the Stiltz lift uses a unique dual rail system that creates a self-supporting structure in the home.

When the lift moves up and down, the weight of the structure and the lift is carried in compression through the rails and into the floor of the home with no added extra weight burden on the home.

Traction lifts are typically cheaper and more energy efficient than hydraulic lifts due to the counterweight which reduces the amount of weight needed to be lifted in the car.

With hydraulic lifts, on the other hand, the pump works against gravity to push the car up which loses energy when the lift descends on its own weight. Stiltz’s non-hydraulic domestic lifts, however, use less power than an electric kettle on ascent and even less on descent.

Hydraulic lifts tend to use up less space than traction lifts that use large components but the Stiltz lift has the smallest footprint of any home lift available of just 0.62m2. The unusual shape of the lift means that it is not a simple rectangle so it can be fitted almost in the home and in more places than hydraulic or traction lifts.

Traction lifts are quicker than hydraulic lifts which is why they are more used in large office buildings. Stiltz’s lifts are designed for the home, can comfortably take two passengers from one floor up to the next in less than 30 seconds and cannot be matched for speed. There is also a wheelchair lifts version of the Stiltz Lift which is deeper and wider to fit a standard-sized wheelchair.

For a free site survey contact Stiltz Lifts today.

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