Additional handle for Platinum stairlift

Platinum Stairlifts has launched an updated Horizon Plus stairlift carriage, featuring the addition of an extra handle for the lever-linked footrest.

The lever linked footrest comes as standard on the Horizon Plus straight stairlift model and removes the need for users to bend down to lower or raise the foot rest. Instead, an internal mechanism allows operation of the footrest via a lever located at seat height. The user can deploy the footrest from either a standing position before boarding the chair, or whilst seated.

According to the company, since its launch in 2013, the Horizon Plus has featured the lever linked footrest, making it one of the simplest to use straight stairlifts on the market.

Now, two years on, Platinum says that it has improved on the design by adding a second handle on the opposite side of the carriage. The extra handle means that whether the stairlift is at the top of the stairs or the bottom, the footrest can be raised and lowered with ease, with minimal effort from the user and no need to lean across the carriage.

It also means that once the user is seated on the lift, the footrest can be operated from either side of the chair - handy for those who have limited mobility on one side of their body, perhaps the result of an injury or stroke.

The new and improved Platinum Horizon Plus stairlift replaces the previous model and is available now.

For more information on the Horizon, visit HERE