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At Mobility123, we understand that safety is a top priority when it comes to wheelchair lifts (Vertical Platform Lifts or VPLs). Our VPLs are designed with a wide range of safety features to ensure the utmost security and peace of mind for our customers. The majority of these safety features come standard on the wheelchair lifts available through Mobility123.

Why Safety Features are Important:

Safety features play a crucial role in wheelchair lifts for several reasons:

  1. Prevent Accidents: Comprehensive safety features help avoid accidents by detecting and addressing potential hazards in a timely manner.
  2. Enhance User Confidence: When users are aware that their VPL is equipped with safety features, they can confidently use it without fear.
  3. Ensure Reliability: VPLs with advanced safety features are more likely to operate reliably, providing a dependable mobility solution.

List of Safety Features and Descriptions:

  1. Emergency Stop Button: An emergency stop button allows users to immediately halt the VPL’s operation in case of an emergency or potential hazard.
  2. Anti-Skid Flooring: The platform surface is designed with anti-skid material to prevent slips and falls, ensuring a secure footing for users.
  3. Safety Sensors: Safety sensors detect any obstructions in the VPL’s path, automatically stopping the lift to prevent accidents or damage.
  4. Under Platform Safety Pan: The under platform safety pan prevents objects or debris from getting trapped beneath the platform, reducing the risk of accidents and damage to the VPL.
  5. Door Locks and Interlocks: Door locks and interlocks prevent the VPL from operating if the doors or gates are not securely closed. This feature minimizes the risk of accidents caused by doors opening during operation.
  6. Handrails: Handrails provide support and stability for users, helping prevent falls and enhancing their confidence while using the VPL.
  7. Emergency Lowering System: In case of a power failure or malfunction, an emergency lowering system allows the VPL to be manually lowered to the ground level, ensuring users can safely exit.
  8. Backup Power Supply: In the event of a power outage, a backup power supply ensures the VPL can still operate for a limited number of trips, allowing users to safely navigate between levels.


Safety features are an integral part of any wheelchair lift (VPL), ensuring a secure and reliable mobility solution for users. At Mobility123, we understand the importance of these features and are proud to offer VPLs with comprehensive safety features as standard. Visit our website at or contact us to learn more about the wheelchair lifts we offer and the safety features that come with them.

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