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 public places such as shops and restaurants make their premises accessible for wheelchair users because in many cases it is law. This includes access ramps, accessible washroom facilities and elevators where there are only stairs to get to another floor.

Now, more and more people who use a wheelchair are discovering that they can make a difference to their home lives as well by installing a domestic wheelchair lift. This means that there is no need for them to be restricted to the downstairs area of their homes anymore or to contemplate a move to a ground floor flat or bungalow.

wheelchair lift for the home can be more a realistic and affordable option than might be first thought and it is a solution that can give wheelchair users the independence to move around their own homes freely.

There are many types of home lift solutions available on the market currently including home platform lifts, wheelchair stairlifts and more, but the model we offer at Stiltz is our Trio Lift – a fully self-supporting structure through floor lift.

The lift is 1040mm wide and 1080mm deep, which is larger than the Stiltz Duo Lift – our original domestic lift and driven by a braked gear motor drive system that is positioned at the top of the lift and out of sight – powered by a 220 – 240v AC 13 amp power supply.

It can carry a maximum load of 240kg and no pit is required as the lift travels using a dual rail system.  The lift has a 100mm step down to the floor and has all the features that are included as standard with the Duo Lift.

Aside from the technical specifications, what wheelchair users can gain most from this type of home lift is the freedom to travel to the upstairs area of their homes and back downstairs again unaided.

This type of wheelchair lift is also very compact and does not take up much space as it has a very small footprint and, because of its drive mechanism and the way it is powered, it can be installed practically anywhere in the home.

The most popular place the Trio Lift is installed is from the living room up into a main bedroom – but the lift is so versatile, that it can be positioned almost anywhere the customer requests.

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