Lift Safety and Regulatory Resources
These links connect our visitors to various organizations and regulations that Adaptive Engineering Inc. references when designing our equipment. The commentary and links below are intended to provide helpful information; however, visitors should not rely on this information in place of current, independent legal advice. Nor should this information be viewed as a comprehensive review of all relevant regulations or requirements. Where links change, we apologize for any inaccuracy.
Americans With Disabilities Act & Public Building Lifts
The ADA sets out expectations related to access. The detail around compliance with those expectations is set out in ADAAG. In turn, ADAAG references other legislation that is specifically related to the access issue of concern. In the case of wheelchair lifts, ADAAG states that lifts will comply with the ASME Code.
The regulations in the ASME code are aimed at permanently installed powered lifts and elevators. The ASME regulations specifically state that they do not apply to portable wheelchair lifts.
As a portable wheelchair lift used to provide temporary access, the Adaptive wheelchair lifts for public buildings are exempt from the ASME code and meet all requirements of the ADA for temporary access lifts.
Americans With Disabilities Act & Residential Lifts
The ADA does not apply to lifts used in private residences.
Americans With Disabilities & Railway Lifts
ADAAG states that the Department of Transportation will set regulations related to access and wheelchair lifts related to Railways. These regulations can be found in 49 CFR 38.
The Adaptive wheelchair lift fully complies with these transportation regulations.
Regulations Related to Aircraft Lifts
ADAAG states that the Department of Transportation will set regulations related to access and wheelchair lifts related to aircraft. These regulations cover aviation ground support equipment, refer to Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) Aerospace Recommended Practice (ARP) 1247 General Requirements for Aerospace Ground Service Equipment, Motorized and Non-motorized.
The Adaptive wheelchair lift fully complies with these aviation regulations.
Portable, manually powered wheelchair lifts that have a maximum lifting height of less than 2 metres must be in compliance with the EU Machinery Directive.
Adaptive’s portable lifts are manufactured in compliance with this directive and carry the CE mark.
Lift Safety & Testing
All Adaptive lifts conform to stringent safety requirements, with each lift being factory load tested to 5 times the rated load. The lifts are manufactured to exacting tolerances using aluminum and stainless steel. Critical components have been tested successfully for extreme weather performance from –50 degrees to +130 degrees Fahrenheit to ensure low-cost, trouble-free use that is safe
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