Tolo stair climber braking system
A report released by a charity which supports wheelchair users, has found that over a quarter of train stations in the east of England present difficulties to those with mobility struggles due to a lack of step-free access. The charity, Leonard Cheshire, says the lack of access means disabled people may be prevented from travelling independently. The report found that even at those stations with step-free access, a stair climbing aid or mobility ramp was
Powered stair climbers (or stair walkers) have been around for a while now, however, it still seems that industry awareness around them and usage is much lower than it arguably should be in this era of heightened health & safety awareness. What is a powered stair climber (stair walker) and what are they used for? Stair walkers are typically used to transport heavy goods up and down stairs with a single operator, saving the need
Disappointedly it was recently highlighted how another international airport had failed a disabled passenger by not providing the appropriate facilities. Paraplegic athlete Justine Levene landed at Luton Airport to find that his self-propelling wheelchair had been left behind on his flight. Consequently, he dragged himself through the arrivals terminal after refusing to use a high-ridged chair, as he felt that this removed his independence. Since the incident occurred last August, the airport has taken action
Choosing where to make purchases based on delivery options is a growing trend in the UK. According to research by Interactive Media in Retail Group, 32.9% of consumers have abandoned an online purchase during the checkout stage because there is not a convenient delivery option available. Combine this with recent media coverage highlighting how numerous white good delivery drivers are refusing to carry materials upstairs – quoting time pressures, worry of personal injury and risk of damaging
PowerMate LiftGate
LiftGate Demonstrations at Stand 4D82 Stanley return to the popular Commercial Vehicle show this coming 24-26th April. This event is the largest platform for road transport innovation, delivering products and services to all types of truck and van operators in the UK. The show attracts close to 21,000 business visitors and will be hosted at the NEC, Birmingham. This is an annual meeting place for suppliers to showcase their newest products and of course Stanley