As a business owner, you want to provide the best for your customers and employees alike. With a chairlift, such as the platform lifts, vertical platform lifts, and enclosed platform lifts available from Able Care Group, you can do so. However, a wheelchair lift is not necessary for every single building. We’ll go through the checklist today of whether a chairlift is a good investment for your business — give us a call if you have any further questions!
You own the building.
If you own the building, you have much more control over how accessible you want your establishment to be. However, if your building is a completely flat surface, or it has access via an elevator, then you likely don’t need to look into wheelchair lift installation.
If your building isn’t accessible to those using a wheelchair and you’re renting space (versus owning the property), you should absolutely petition to get a chairlift installed. It could make such a difference in the lives of others. Even if one person feels included and seen, that’s completely worth the investment.
The building has places that are only accessible by walking.
As we started to mention, if you have a building that has smaller sets of steps and/or is a multilevel property, there’s a good chance that it’s only accessible to people who walk.
Ramps can be tricky to install indoors (though not impossible), but especially when it’s a smaller space, a wheelchair lift is the best solution possible. Traveling vertically, chairlifts take up much less space, and they’re great for those areas where there are just a few steps — but those few steps prevent accessibility for millions of Americans.
You have employees or customers who use wheelchairs.
This one is practically a no-brainer. You should absolutely have a wheelchair lift installed, except if you have an elevator and/or your building is only one level. If there’s an elevator and there aren’t issues for accessibility within your building, you won’t likely need a wheelchair lift. It’s only if there are those tricky-to-reach spots where there are just a couple of steps that present a huge hurdle for many.
You want to make your business as inclusive as possible.
Even if you don’t have regular clients or employees who use wheelchairs, a chairlift can still be worth its weight in gold. Again, if your building and business is already as inclusive as possible, you don’t need a wheelchair lift — and if that’s the case, good for you for making accessibility a priority! But if you’re lacking full accessibility, you never know who you might end up limiting or hurting by not having a chairlift.
Being inclusive means doing everything we can to make sure people feel welcome. Nothing is more unwelcoming or disheartening than a few steps that prevent someone from truly accessing your business. A chairlift can solve this issue, and we at Able Care Group would be honored to help make this happen. Give us a call for a free quote, an installation, or with any questions you might have today!