Plan a Wheelchair Lift Installation Project with Sheridan Lifts

At Sheridan Lifts, we have over 40 years of experience in lift installation and maintenance and have completed a wide range of DDA access lift and wheelchair lift projects.

We’re one of the UK’s largest independent lift companies, so you can be confident you’re in safe, expert hands with our team.

What to Expect

  • Quick turnaround for new projects, from design to installation
  • A specialist team that collaborates directly with your builders to get the best outcome
  • Quick and easy lift removal service before installing a new lift, if required
  • Energy-efficient, compact, and easy-to-install designs
  • Compliance with Part M of the Building Regulations
  • Ongoing lift maintenance contracts for smooth running every day
  • Reactive service, with 24/7 callout for emergency lift repairs

We can work with your building and construction team to ensure that your wheelchair lift installation is as smooth as possible. Whether it’s an outdoor wheelchair lift or a wheelchair platform lift, we’ll match the unique specifications of your site or building, making sure your lift is perfectly fit for purpose.

Our team of lift installation experts has worked with organisations in a wide range of industries, such as Kellogg’s, Audi, the NHS, HMP, and many more. We’re ahead of the curve and always happy to share our expert knowledge and experience with our customers to make your project a success.

Fancy seeing our lift installation team in action? Check out our case studies for a glimpse of what to expect.

Wheelchair Lift Installation

Our Industry Memberships and Accreditations

We know how hard our team works to stay at the top of their game, which is why it’s so important to us that we have the credentials to prove it to our clients.

We have a range of lift industry qualifications to back up our high-quality work and service levels, including:

  • CHAS Premium Plus Accreditation
  • ConstructionLine Gold Membership
  • ISO 140012015 Certification
  • ISO 90012015 Certification
  • LEIA (Lift and Escalator Industry Association) Membership
  • SafeContractor Accreditation
  • SMAS Worksafe Accreditation
accredited lift provider

The Features and Benefits of Wheelchair Lifts

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Legal Compliance

At Sheridan Lifts, all of our lifts – particularly our access lifts, platform lifts, and wheelchair lifts – are designed with legal compliance in mind. Our DDA access lifts and wheelchair lifts help the businesses we work with meet the requirements of the Equality Act, BS 8300:2018, Part M of the Building Regulations and Section 4.2 of the Technical Handbook.

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Accessibility is vital in an increasingly socially aware and inclusive world, making disabled access lifts an essential consideration for residential and commercial properties alike. Ensuring your premises are a safe, accessible place for all is a must.

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When you choose Sheridan Lifts, you’ll get a wheelchair platform lift that is built to last. Our team works within stringent regulations to ensure the safety of the solutions we deliver, as well as always developing and upskilling to ensure we’re staying ahead of the curve. Particularly for outdoor wheelchair lifts, which are exposed to the elements, a safe, long-lasting lift is fundamental.

Wheelchair Lifts for Commercial Buildings

Wheelchair lifts aren’t a legal requirement, but you do have a legal obligation to make your building as accessible as possible. For lots of businesses and residential buildings, a wheelchair lift is the best way to do this!

The rules and regulations on why building owners should manage their accessibility are laid out in the Equality Act 2010.

This legislation replaced the Disability Discrimination Acts 1995 & 2005, but you’ll often still hear buildings and their accessibility features described as ‘DDA compliant’ as a holdover from the old legislation!

While the Equality Act tells us that measures need to be taken to improve accessibility, it doesn’t detail exactly how this should be done. This is where Part M of the Building Regulations Approved Document comes into force.

Part M documentation contains all the advice you need on exactly what procedures should be followed and which accessibility features should be implemented, based on the type and size of your building, among other factors.

Wheelchair Lifts in a Commercial Building

FAQs for Wheelchair Platform Lifts

There are many different types of wheelchair lifts, but they can be split into two main categories: vertical lifts and inclined lifts.

The vertical category contains lifts like platform lifts and through-floor lifts. Inclined lifts are often the most popular type of outdoor accessibility lift and follow a set of stairs on an incline.

The legal requirements for disabled access lifts are that they follow both the Equality Act and Part M of the Building Regulations Approved Document.

No, we don’t recommend that standard wheelchair lifts be used for evacuation purposes. Only specially designed fire evacuation lifts should be used in case of an emergency.

Generally, the minimum dimensions of a wheelchair lift for commercial or public use will need to be at least 1.1m x 1.4m. This ensures your lift accommodates all types of standard wheelchairs, power chairs, mobility scooters and specialist buggies.

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