Disabled access to buildings – fulfil all your obligations

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12 March 2013
Disabled access to buildings –  fulfil all your obligations

It is mandatory that all owners of public buildings ensure equal access for all customers, patrons and visitors. That means access for the disabled.

Platform Lift Company – with offices throughout Australia, Europe and the Middle East – has vast experience in providing solutions for disabled access and wheelchair lifts.

It's disabled lift products are in action at sites such as Sydney Opera House and Christian Dior’s flagship Sydney boutique to across the world at Hugo Boss’ Sloane Square masterpiece in London. Equally their top-of-the-range disabled access products are in aged-care facilities, schools and residential buildings – old and new.

Platform Lift Company is a one-stop solution for satisfying the legislation on disabled access, be it a new building, a renovation or modification to an existing building. Its relationship does not end at installation, its product care continues.

“Most building owners would have no idea of what is required of them or that they’re potentially in breaking the law,” Platform Lift Company managing director Clive Hammond said.

“Even building owners who are aware of their obligation still aren't sure what kind of accessibility options they need to put in place.”

The main Federal legislative provision that deals with disabled access to buildings is the Disability Discrimination Act (DDA).

The DDA is an important piece of legislation that ensures disabled people are able to participate more fully in the community, including access to all offices, restaurants, public buildings, clubs and schools.

Under the Act, building owners must take reasonable steps to change practices, policies or procedures to make services available to disabled persons. This includes entry or access to premises.

Platform Lift Company offers the widest range of high-quality lifts including commercial lifts, domestic residential lifts, dumb waiters, platform lifts and wheelchair lifts.

Platform Lift Company’s range of disabled access products can be retrofitted into the most demanding of environments.

Wheelchair lifts can be installed both indoors and outdoors – even swimming pools - with the minimum amount of builder’s work. No pit, no machine room or shaft is required, Mr Hammond said.

Platform Lift Company

Platform Lift Company supplies wheelchair and mobility access lifts, commercial elevators and residential lifts.

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28 - 34 Roseberry Street

Balgowlah, NSW, 2093

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7 McPhail Street

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