Koller responds to wheelchair lift market demand with launch of new safety barrier
Responding to the predicted growth of the wheelchair lift market, Koller Engineering has launched FALL STOP, a new safety barrier designed especially for accessible vehicle lifts.
The growth of the global wheelchair lift market is predicted to increase significantly by 2023 and is expected to generate revenues of around £2 billion.
As governmental policies change and advance, adds Koller, the growth in the global wheelchair lift market will increase in many sectors from public transport to private vehicles.
This demand has been addressed by Koller with the introduction of FALL STOP, a strong and robust lift barrier which provides peace of mind when using a vehicle’s access lift. The lift barrier increases safety when using a passenger lift by stopping a wheelchair, semi-ambulant, or attendant falling from the raised platform.
“When it comes to safety, we are always looking at providing new and innovative products to assist our customers,” said Dean Koller, Managing Director at Koller Engineering.
“There is a very real risk when using a passenger lift that a wheelchair could roll off, or indeed an attendant could lose their footing and fall from the raised platform of a vehicle. We felt it was extremely important to provide a barrier to stop any accidents happening.
“We received enquiries from a number of customers on how they could improve safety when using the lift barrier. We put this to the Koller design team and they came up with FALL STOP. It is simple to install and to store on the vehicle as it is lightweight and compact.
“We feel that no accessible vehicle should be without a product like FALL STOP as it is an important additional safety feature which should be a standard feature on all wheelchair passenger lifts.”
FALL STOP is made from high strength material having been pull-tested to 850kg without failure. Finished in a high-visibility and durable powder-coating, FALL STOP can be clipped into the passenger lift rail and does not require any tools for fitting, making it quick and easy to use.
Established in 1980 by Max Koller, the company specialises in the design and manufacture of wheelchair accessible vehicle products, including wheelchair restraints, floor rails and portable ramps.
The company is fully ISO 9001:2015 compliant and is recognised as a Motability ‘First Class Supplier’.