Unique Active Seat choice for Handicare Freecurve
andicare’s Freecurve has a single curved rail system offering users a choice of two seat positions; the standard position with a user’s back to the wall or a downward facing seat positioned at 45° to the wall which is ideal for particularly narrow curved staircases. The seat choices include an Active Seat which provides assistance for those users who need additional support when getting on and off the stairlift. Unique to Handicare, the Active Seat has a lift and tilt mechanism which is manually activated by a lever and tilts upwards to support the user when they are getting up, remaining in a tilted upwards position until the user is ready to use the stairlift again. Paul Stockdill, National Sales Manager at Handicare, said: “Healthcare professionals are enthusiastic about the easy-to-use Active Seat, which can also improve carer assisted transfers by reducing the physical assistance needed to support the sitting or standing action. “This and other stairlift features are clearly explained in our new Handicare Stairlifts brochure, coming soon as part of our enhanced support for dealers.” www.handicare.co.uk
ALUMINIUM ACCESS FROM RA’ALLOY According to Ra’alloy, the company is the only UK-based manufacturer of aluminium disabled access ramps and systems. The ramps are designed to blend in with the surroundings of a user’s home and feature non-wearing, antislip flooring to keep total foot traction even in wet or icy conditions, as well as contrasting colours for people with visual impairment. With a safe working load of 500kgs per square metre, the company also produces modular systems which can be configured into different shapes and reused at various locations. www.raalloy.co.uk
COMING SOON FROM TERRY LIFTS “We are introducing a new range of enclosed Homelifts that will be very appealing to dealers. Terry lifts are known in the UK domestic lift trade for having a high standard of product safety and standards compliance, as well as being a trusted UK manufacturer. Therefore, we are confident that past, present and future dealers will want to promote and sell our enclosed home lift range once it is rolled out.” John McSweeney, Marketing & Export Director Terry Lifts
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