Functions of our stairlifts for your convenience
Folding up your stairlift
When your stairlift is not being used you can fold it up to maximize free space in your hallway. The footplate, armrests and seat can be folded up to increase available space leaving the staircase as clear as possible for other users.
Calling your stairlift
All Handicare stairlifts come with two remote controls as standard, so you can have one upstairs and one downstairs. This means you can send your stairlift up and down the track without having to sit on it. This not only allows you to park at the top or bottom of the stairs, it is ideal for multi-user situations as your stairlift can be called between levels, just like an elevator.
Swivelling your Handicare seat
When you arrive at the top of the stairs you will need to swivel your seat round so that you exit onto the landing safely. Handicare supplies all seats with a manual swivel function as standard. The Van Gogh, Classic and the Elegance seats can have auto-swivel functions as an optional extra.
Safety as standard with Handicare stairlifts
Whichever Handicare Stairlift you choose safety and peace of mind comes as standard. All Handicare stairlifts have safety sensors on the power pack and footplate; these are designed to stop the lift if it meets any obstruction. Once stopped it can only be moved away from the obstruction.
Your stairlift will also come with a seat belt as standard for additional peace of mind. All Handicare stairlifts have an easily accessible key switch that allows you to disable the lift and prevent unauthorized use so do not need to worry about unsupervised children playing with your stairlift.
How about a hinged track?
If you have a doorway or obstruction close to the base of your stairs you may need a hinged track. This means the track can be folded away from the doorway giving clear access. This option is available on all our stairlifts.