Why Would my Business Need a Commercial Platform Lift?

10 February 2017

BE MORE ACCESSIBLE

Accessibility is not just a legal requirement (think Equality Act 2010) but also an essential part of creating competitiveness in a commercial environment. Reputationally speaking, it ensures that an organisation is known for being forward thinking and accommodating. Accessibility also means that anyone who is visiting your business, whether as a consumer or an employee, can go wherever they need to without any assistance.

 

ATTRACT A BROAD BASE OF CONSUMERS

For retail businesses, the value of disabled customers should never be underestimated. The ‘Purple Pound’ applies to the spending power of adults in the UK with disabilities and is a market estimated to be worth £249,000,000,000. That’s a lot of zeros. Retailers who aren’t able to provide solutions to the most obvious problems that disabled users face – such as climbing stairs – risk reducing their customer base and excluding this very lucrative market. A commercial platform lift is a simple and cost effective way to open the doors – and upper floors – to everyone.

 

DON’T TAKE SAFETY RISKS

There’s no getting away from the fact that the stairs represent a major risk area for any business. Trips, slips and falls are the first step on the road to a hefty claim that could be very costly. Platform lifts help to make it safer for people to move between floors, whether they are customers or employees. Advanced systems such as the Aritco 7000 Flexi are simple to operate, easy to install and provide the peace of mind of knowing that you’re reducing risks by offering other options to climbing stairs.

 

MAKE YOUR BUILDING WORK BETTER

Platform lifts open up a commercial building to maximised functionality. From being able to move storage areas to upper levels, to creating new spaces from previously inaccessible floors, the element of versatility that platform lifts introduce can be incredibly advantageous.

From boosting sales, to increasing accessibility and reducing health and safety risks, commercial platform lifts represent many benefits for a modern business.