An access lift is often the most reliable, familiar and common solution to accessibility problems at a business.There are a few options, dependant on space, budget and useage.
Escalators are often used in retail environments – with such high use, having a constant movement is ok. But for an office, the huge space and cost are unsuitable, and the constant movement uses alot of power for low use areas.
A stairlift is suitable if you have a very low use, single stairway, and space and appearance aren’t a big issue. Stairlifts are the lowest cost option and are familiar but are associated with homes generally.
A platform lift is a low cost, energy efficient equivalent for a conventional lift, and is ideal for most situations – though if you have over 6 floors or a very, very busy location (such as a hotel) then it may not be suitable.
A conventional lift is great for high use, tall buildings, but the cost and extra building works are often unsuitable for many businesses. These lifts are familiar to customers but cannot be moved, and take a long time to install.