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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Stairlifts have for decades been the most common way of lifting people who need help with mobility up and downstairs. But times are changing with more and more customers deciding that domestic lifts are an ideal alternative as they meet their requirements more closely.

There are a number of reasons for this, including the many safety features the Stiltz Lift offers as standard compared to a stairlift. A domestic lift also appeals to users as it means they can independently move around their home unaided, while with a stairlift they may require assistance from a carer or family member getting them on and off the device.

Some people have decided to choose the Stiltz Lift because there is no risk of falling down the stairs. Unlike other residential lifts or elevators on the market, Stiltz domestic lifts do not use hydraulics or require load bearing walls and are powered by an electric motor that sits on the top of the lift that plugs straight into the wall. It is the only non-hydraulic domestic lift of its kind available in the UK.

The weight of the lift is carried on two strong steel cables and if these cables were to break or go slack, Stiltz’s patented fall arrest mechanism inside the hoist would activate and stop the lift from moving. This mechanism ensures the safety of all occupants at all times.

All Stiltz domestic lifts include a number of safety features that mean that cables wound never been able to break or go slack. For example, the lift includes top and safety pans that are located above and the below the lift. This means that if an object were to obstruct the lift as it travels, the lift simply stops.

Stiltz domestic lifts have a full height light curtain that acts as a sensor and ensures nothing crosses in or out of the lift as it travels. The lifts are fitted with weight limit sensors restricted to a carrying capacity of 27 stone and if this is ever exceeded, the lift will not travel.

Out of balance sensors will also detect if the lift is not balanced and stop it from travelling – and it even has a over speed detection sensor that will halt the lift if for whatever reason the lift travels even a fraction too fast.

While stairlifts are ostensibly cheaper, the cost of a domestic lift is more affordable than you might think with its added safety features providing extra peace of mind for the user.

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