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If you or a loved one are struggling with mobility issues and finding the stairs difficult, stairlifts offer great peace of mind. But if you’re new to stairlifts, its natural you’ll have some questions, like ‘are stairlifts safe to use? or ‘how does a stairlift keep you safe at the top of the stairs?’ This blog post will talk you through the essential safety elements of a Halton Stairlift. Read on to find out more.


Knowing your loved one is able to stay happy in their own home, where they feel secure and comfortable is the most important thing. But, you want to know your loved ones are safe at all times, whether you’re with them or not. Stairlift users must be able to stand independently in order to use the lift unassisted. So, if you’re ever unsure whether a stairlift is right for your needs you must consult your GP or occupational therapist beforehand.

Stairlifts are a great addition to your home and all Halton Stairlifts benefit from built-in safety sensors that come as standard. When the stairlift is in motion up or down the stairs, these sensors automatically stop the stairlift safely if anything gets in the way or obstructs the stairlift on its journey. If you’re looking for tips on how to help an elderly person climb the stairs, you can read more here.

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At Halton, stairlift safety has always been our top priority. You might be concerned about an elderly relative or loved one using the stairlift unsupervised. So, how can the features of a stairlift help prevent falls?

Seatbelts – These come as standard with all Halton stairlifts for added reassurance. Retractable for convenience, they ensure you’re secure in your seat for every journey up or down the stairs.

Footrests – These help to give you balance when riding your stairlift. Footrests also fold away when needed. If you live with others then you might like to fold up your stairlift in order to keep things safe, tidy, and hazard-free when it’s not in use.

Swivel seat – These make mounting and dismounting your stairlift easy. The gently swiveling seat does the work for you, so there’s no need to struggle into awkward or uncomfortable positions that could cause pain.

Controls – Halton stairlifts benefit from two easy-to-use remote controls. These make it simple to call the lift up or down the stairs at your convenience.

Key switch – The key switch helps you to isolate the on/off function to stop any tampering from happening. This means if anyone was to interfere with the stairlift (like a curious pet or the grandkids) this function will keep them safe and prevent any accidents.

At Halton we’re committed to walking you through the stairlift buying experience, to ensure you find a stairlift that’s perfect for you, your home, and your health needs, with minimal fuss. Want to learn more about our full range of stairlifts or any of our features? Call our friendly team on 0800 644 7766 to request a brochure or to arrange a no-obligation quote.