A commercial platform lift is a great solution for businesses that have stairs but do not have enough space to install a wheelchair ramp, or perhaps do not have the means to install an elevator. According to the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA), “Title III prohibits discrimination on the basis of disability in the activities of places of public accommodations (businesses that are generally open to the public and that fall into one of 12 categories listed in the ADA, such as restaurants, movie theaters, schools, day care facilities, recreation facilities, and doctors’ offices) and requires newly constructed or altered places of public accommodation—as well as commercial facilities (privately owned, nonresidential facilities such as factories, warehouses, or office buildings)—to comply with the ADA Standards.”

If you are a business owner in New Jersey and are curious about having a commercial platform lift installed at your place of business, you have come to the right place! At Able Care Group, we provide mobility and accessibility solutions to help people overcome their disabilities. Your happiness is our priority, which is why we offer veteran discounts, 24/7 customer support, high-quality products and fast, efficient installation services. We are your Top Rated Local® provider of the best accessibility solutions!

If you have any questions about our products and services, we would be happy to speak with you today. If you are a business owner with questions about commercial plaftform lifts, check out this list of frequently asked questions and give us a call for further details!

Q: Who can install commercial platform lifts?

A: We can! If you need to have a commercial platform installed at your place of business, give us a call today and we would be happy to go over specifics. In some states, there are regulations regarding who can install a platform lift and the steps that need to be taken before doing so. If you are interested in learning about New Jersey’s elevator safety standards, refer to this helpful resource. The best part about hiring us, though, is that we will have a 72-hour install guarantee—we are committed to installing any of our stock ramps, stair lifts or platform lifts within 72 hours!

Q: Can I use a residential platform lift in my business?

No. Commercial platform lifts require different features than residential lifts because they have specific commercial building codes that need to be followed. These required addition include, but are not limited to:

  • A platform with a safety plate that stops the lift if it comes in contact with any obstructions.
  • Keyed call/send pad to call the lift to specific levels of the business.
  • Upper landing gate programmed to open only when the lift reaches the top level.
  • Emergency lights and alarm system.
  • Secure handrails located across from the lift.

If you make the mistake of having a residential platform lift installed in your place of business, you may be liable for any accidents or deaths that occur because of your disregard for building codes. So let the professionals at Able Care Group take the reigns and install the perfect commercial platform lift at your business.

Q: Can caregivers or friends also ride the lift with the person in a platform?

A: Yes and no. This totally depends on weight requirements. Most of our platform lifts have a weight capacity of 750 pounds. So if the total weight between the people on the lift (don’t forget to include the weight of the wheelchair) does not exceed the weight capacity, you are safe to ride together. Our lifts are all stable, of the highest-quality and guaranteed to hold up to their weight capacity, so you won’t have to worry when the lift carries more than one person.

Q: Can commercial platform lifts be installed both inside and outside?

Absolutely they can! The commercial platform lifts that we sell and install are equipped with all-weather protected controls. If you find that space is tight and installing a lift inside of your business isn’t an option, a platform lift installed outside is a great solution. Several of the lifts we offer have canopies to keep riders safe and dry during their ride up/down the lift. Additional features include:

  • Battery backup in case of power outages.
  • Call/send controls to call the lift when you need it.
  • Easy touch buttons for a quick and seamless ride.
  • Platform gate for security.
  • Custom length platform sizes to provide as much surface space as you would like.
  • Canopy to protect from changes in weather.
  • Hydraulic controls for a smooth and comfortable ride.

Q: What types of businesses need to have platform lifts installed?

A: Any business that has a set of stairs and no handicap accessibility options needs a platform lift. As the Americans With Disabilities Act states, “Title III prohibits discrimination on the basis of disability in the activities of places of public accommodations… and requires newly constructed or altered places of public accommodation—as well as commercial facilities—to comply with the ADA Standards.” This means that if any part of your business is not accessible to people with disabilities, you are in violation of this act. If you are stuck because of financial considerations, we offer 0 percent financing for up to six months for qualifying clients. And a commercial platform lift is truly an investment that will be beyond beneficial for you and your business, in the long run.

Q: Why should I choose Able Care Group when buying and having a platform lift installed?

There are a number of reasons why Able Care Group sets itself above the competition. In addition to our veteran discounts and 72-hour install guarantee, we also offer financing options to qualifying clients. Our trained experts are friendly and professional to ensure you experience the best and most proficient customer service around. We will walk you through every step of the purchase and install process to confirm you are receiving the proper product and services. Our 72-hour install guarantee promises that we will install any stock ramp, stair lift or platform lift within 72 hours of purchase. And—yes there’s more—we proudly offer a 100/100 guarantee, which states that you are 100 percent covered for up to 100 days after installation. If, for any reason, you are unhappy with your accessibility solution or its installation, give us a call and you are 100 percent covered! We strongly believe that your accessibility should never be restricted because you are experiencing issues with limited mobility. You can enjoy life without boundaries when you call the professionals at Able Care Group!

In short, you really have nothing to lose by giving us a call today. We offer 24/7 support so that you can contact us whenever it is most convenient for you! Our experienced professionals are here for you, to answer any questions you may have or to schedule your purchase and installation of a ramp, stair lift or platform lift. We appreciate you stopping by our site and look forward to hearing from you soon.