Stairlifts & disabled equipment


Ashdale Engineering carry out thorough inspections of disabled access equipment commonly located in care homes, hospitals, clinics, schools and social housing complexes for councils and other public bodies and private enterprises.

These items typically include stairlifts, patient hoists, bath hoists and other patient lifting devices and accessories. 

Our engineering inspections (also known as ‘insurance inspection’ or ‘statutory inspection’) are undertaken on a wide variety of equipment in accordance with the Lifting Operations & Lifting Equipment Regulations 1998 (LOLER) and incorporating procedures recommended by the Safety Assessment Federation guidelines 2006 (SAFED).

Points to consider

Less-abled access equipment used in a place of work require statutory inspection by a competent person, with a maximum interval of six months between inspections.

The guidelines also apply to stairlifts and disabled lifts, including bath hoists as well as the more commonly recognised patient hoists, patient lifts and platform lifts.