Tips for Choosing your Disability Lift
16 May, 2024 by
Tips for Choosing your Disability Lift
DOPPLER ELEVADORES, Jacqueline Osornio García

At Alamex, we know that selecting the right elevator for people with disabilities is a crucial decision that directly affects the comfort and safety of users. Here are some key tips to help you in this process.

1 Load Capacity and Size

One of the first considerations when choosing a lift is its load capacity and size. It is critical to make sure that the lift can accommodate not only the wheelchair, but also the passengers safely and comfortably. Check the technical specifications and measure the available space to ensure that the lift is suitable for your needs.

2 Accessibility and Design

Accessibility is a crucial aspect in the selection of a handicap lift. At Alamex, we recommend looking for models that include features designed specifically for people with disabilities. Some of these features include:

- Wide doors for easy entry and exit.

- Control buttons at an accessible height for people in wheelchairs.

- Non-slip surfaces to prevent accidents.

- Adequate lighting to improve visibility.

Opting for an accessible design not only improves the user experience, but also increases safety.

3 Reliability and Safety

Lift reliability and safety are non-negotiable aspects. At Alamex, we advise you to research and select brands known for their commitment to quality and safety. Some safety features to consider include:

- Efficient braking systems.

- Emergency alarms that activate in case of failure.

- Lockout features to prevent misuse of the lift.

Ensuring that the elevator meets these standards will give you peace of mind and protect users.

4 Maintenance and After Sales Service

Regular maintenance and good after-sales service are essential for the safe and continuous operation of the lift. Choose a supplier that offers regular maintenance plans and quick access to technical assistance. Good after-sales service can make a difference in the life and reliability of the elevator.

Specific Considerations for Elevators in México

Local Regulations

In Mexico, it is crucial to check that the elevator complies with all local regulations and accessibility requirements. Consult with local authorities or accessibility experts to ensure that the elevator complies with applicable standards and avoid potential legal problems.

Budget and Additional Costs

When evaluating your choice, consider not only the initial price of the elevator, but also additional costs such as installation, maintenance and possible repairs. Evaluating the total cost of ownership will help you make an informed decision and avoid financial surprises in the long run.

Warranty and Technical Support

Carefully review the warranty offered by the manufacturer or supplier. Make sure you understand the terms and conditions of the warranty and verify that they offer reliable technical support. A good warranty and technical support are indicative of the quality of the product and the supplier's commitment to its customers.


At Alamex, we are committed to providing mobility solutions that improve the quality of life for people with disabilities. Choosing the right lift requires careful consideration of several key factors. From load capacity and accessibility, to reliability and after-sales service, each aspect is critical to ensuring a safe and comfortable experience for users. By taking these recommendations into account, you will be able to make an informed decision and select the lift that best suits your needs and those of your environment.