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are home elevators safe

Safety should be a top priority in any home, but particularly in the homes of those with mobility issues or physical disabilities. Installing a home elevator is a great way to improve the accessibility of your home and prevent injury related to walking up and down the staircase. However, there are major safety fears associated with having a lift in your home.

If you’re unfamiliar with the design and safety features of a home lift, you may have a fear of getting stuck in an elevator or even free falling. However, the advancements in elevator technology have not only made home lift more affordable and accessible than ever, they are also much safer than the elevators of the past.

Home Elevator Safety Concerns

The two main safety concerns of anyone considering installing a home lift is becoming stuck, or the cabin free falling down the elevator shaft.

Getting Stuck

The most common safety concern when it comes to installing a home lift is getting stuck or trapped inside. With the technological advances in the design of lifts today, there is very little chance of this ever happening. In fact, most lifts come with a backup battery system that will ensure that will safely lower you to the closest landing and allow you to exit in the event of a power cut.

On the slim chance that you do become stuck in your home lift, you can minimise the safety risk by choosing a lift company that provides a 24/7 emergency response service, such as Axis Lifts. Additionally, ensure that your lift has a working phone in case of emergency.

Free Falling

The risk of a home lift free falling has been overcome as each home lift is equipped with a number of safety measures to prevent the cabin from ‘coasting’ or ‘free falling’. For example, the introduction of spring loaded brakes in elevators ensures that the lift comes to rest safely and quickly, for a fail-safe braking system.

Are Home Elevators Safe?

The short answer is, yes. Home elevators have come a long way since their invention, in both affordability and safety. Each home elevator is fitted with a number of safety features to prevent misuse and injury.

Additionally, home elevators in Australia are required to meet strict safety regulations (AS 1735) to ensure the safe operation of lifts in homes.

Safe & Reliable Home Lift Queensland

Axis Lifts supplies and installs a range of high quality home lifts with top of the line safety features. We also offer a 24/7 service response to ensure that you have access to help and troubleshooting advice from qualified technicians around the clock.

Additionally, Axis Lifts provides quality aftercare service including lift servicing, maintenance, and repairs. For safe and reliable home lifts Brisbane, Queensland, and NSW wide, call Axis Lifts today on 1300 002 947.