How to Operate a Wheelchair Lift

Operating a Vertical Wheelchair Lift: Vertical lifts are safe, simple and easy to operate.

  • Constant pressure controls – To operate the lift, the user must continuously push and hold the button until the lift reaches the selected floor where it will stop automatically.
  • There is a key at the controls that must be in place to activate the control
  • Am operating folding ramp automatically lowers at the top and bottom landing
  • Safety sensors in platform bottom stop the unit if an obstruction is sensed
  • Large red emergency button that stops the lift immediately when pushed in


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My lift has been all done for a little while and I’m sorry it has taken me so long to send this note, but I did want to say that my lift and deck installation is beautiful and functional and I want to thank everyone at EHLS and all of the associated contractors for your hard work and attention to detail and follow-up. I know I’m forgetting many, but I remember Susana, James, David, Tony, and the electricians. I wish the scheduling would have offered more notice, but it is all worth it in the end, as this lift has opened new horizons of mobility for me. Again, please pass my thanks along to everyone. I have sent along these same sentiments to Mark at the Mayor’s Office for People with Disabilities. Hoping you all have a wonderful holiday season!

The Veteran’s Administration chose your company to install an outdoor lift for my 84 year old stepfather. You sent a young gentleman named Alex to do the installation. It was completed yesterday, and I must say, it was a pleasure having Alex at our home. He arrived early each day, worked non-stop (didn’t even stop for lunch) and left the place neat and clean. This is one hard working man and his pleasant demeanor makes him very easy to be around. Thanks for everything!

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