Disabled Access Regulations

The Disabled Access Regulations are designed to ensure that all members of the public have equal access to your premises, regardless of any disability they may have. This means that you have a legal obligation to provide access for wheelchair users, as well as making suitable provision for the blind and hard of hearing.

Lift installation is one of the main ways of providing access for the disabled when your building has multiple floors. Sheridan Lifts have the experience and expertise to help you design a lift system to suit your building, providing a full service from specification and supply to installation and lift management.

Of course, many multi storey buildings will already have lifts as part of their structure. However, this does not automatically mean that you comply with the Disabled Access Regulations. To ensure your building is fully accessible, you need to make sure that all the lift controls, including the buttons for the top floors, can be easily reached from a wheelchair. You should also provide tactile lift buttons for blind and partially sighted visitors. These are all minor adjustments, but they can make a huge difference to your disabled guests.

There are over 9 million people in the UK with some sort of disability that effects their lives, so disability access is a serious and significant issue for all building owners and lift management companies. At Sheridan Lifts, we take these responsibilities very seriously as part of our comprehensive lift service, and can help you to ensure that you are fulfilling both your legal and your moral responsibilities to your visitors and customers.

For more information about how Sheridan Lifts can help you comply with the Disabled Access Regulations within your building, contact our expert team today.