If your commercial building has multiple floors, it has become less and less acceptable to have areas that are not accessible to all individuals, regardless of their mobility. As specialists in accessibility lifts for Calgary and Edmonton, we know the significant difference a commercial lift can make for a business. Commercial wheelchair lifts are one of the safest devices you can use to make commercial spaces inclusive. Besides transporting people to and from different floors of the building, commercial wheelchair lifts provide the following benefits.
1. Creates a reputation of inclusivity
By providing accessibility options for people of all abilities, businesses demonstrate a culture of inclusivity. Everyone is welcome. A wheelchair lift in Calgary gives customers and employees with mobility challenges the ability to have their freedom and independence back. They can comfortably and safely access all areas of the building to make appointments, shop, and complete errands. Having an accessibility lift can make or break people’s decisions on whether they want to do business with you, including major clients and potential investors.
2. Improves the functionality of the building
Depending on the nature of the business, the everyday operations of a commercial building can be quite busy. Customers walking in and out, team members accessing different areas of the building, service technicians doing maintenance and repairs, and carriers delivering packages. While the priority use is for individuals with limited mobility, some commercial lifts add functionality to the building for transporting equipment or deliveries to the upper levels. This improves the safety of the building and reduces the risk of injuries, falls, and accidents.
3. Enhances the safety of the building
Commercial lifts must meet the B355 accessibility requirements, including call station (size and height), entry/exit configurations, minimum platform or cab sizes, and more. The fact that these accessibility lifts are inspected ensures the safety of those who access the building and use the lift. Businesses that are code compliant and install a quality lift are responsible, forward-thinking, and care about their customers, employees, and patrons who use the building.
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