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Vestner has considerable experience in the health and disability sector and welcomes the opportunity to discuss access solutions and provide information to assist Health Professionals in identifying lift options for people with disabilities in residential and commercial premises.

Services available from Vestner include:

  • Advice and consultancy on the suitability of platform lifts/elevators and stair lifts
  • Liaison with accessable, Enable New Zealand, Accident Compensation Corporation (ACC), Ministry of Education and other funding bodies
  • Site visits to discuss & determine suitability of lift options and the installation environment
  • In-service training relating to Vestner products
  • Product information for clients and Health Professionals
  • Attendance at Show Your Ability and other trade and consumer shows

As a Platinum Partner to Enable New Zealand's Easie Living & Deomonstaration Centre Vestner has installed a platform lift and stair lift at the centre for inspection and trial. 
Learn about Vestner's Partner status with Enable NZ

 

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Platform Lifts/Elevators up to 4m of rise

Vestner's series of lifts/elevators are fully compliant with NZ’s Standards, NZ Building Code and disability codes & recommendations and have been designed and developed with input from Occupational Therapists for over 15 years.

These lifts/elevators are ideal for those situations where space is an issue; where the required height rise would result in significant ramping or where clients can’t use ramps.  They are also an excellent option within the home for internal access challenges.

Once any necessary site preparation work has been completed, lift installation is quick and easy using a simple bolt down system connected to the standard household electricity supply.

The Ministry of Health and ACC purchase Vestner's full range of low rise platform lifts including the preferred lifts covered by the Supply Agreements between Vestner and both Enable New Zealand and accessable. As well as purchasing lifts, additional services can include housing modifications associated with lift installation, repairs, servicing and lift removal.

What do I need to consider?

In assessing your client’s needs the following factors will assist you to determine the suitability of a Vestner platform lift/elevator along with the most appropriate model and any accessories required:

  • Height rise between the levels
  • Available space for the lift installation and ease of access onto it
  • Overall lifting capacity required taking into account
    • the person who will use the lift
    • the weight of any equipment e.g. wheelchair – manual or powered
    • whether a carer will also be on the lift
  • Overall platform user space required taking into account
    • the person who will use the lift
    • the size of any equipment e.g. wheelchair
    • whether a carer will also be on the lift
  • Will the lift be used by multiple users/carer - requiring call buttons
  • The person’s functional ability to use the lift
  • Remote control required
  • Clients special needs e.g. larger lift controls
  • Orientation of the lift - 'straight through' or 'adjacent' (900) exit
  • Positioning of the lift control tower – left or right (as viewed from the lower landing)
  • Protection of the upper landing entrance for 1m lifts - barrier arm or gate required
  • Automation of car and/or landing gate
  • Future proofing - will the lift meet the needs of the client in the future

Choosing the right lift for my client?

Please click on Residential Access Guide Calculator to assist you in identifying the lift/elevator model that best meets your client’s needs.

For additional product information please go to the Commercial Lifts & Elevators section and/or the Residential Lifts & Elevators section. 

Servicing and repairs

Ministry of Health and ACC assets are serviced annually by Vestner at no cost to the client.  Should these lifts need repairs; these will either be undertaken by Vestner or a subcontractor engaged by either Enable New Zealand or accessable, again at no cost to the client.

Lift removal

Where the lift is funded by either the Ministry of Health or ACC, the lift is on long term loan to the client. When the client no longer requires the lift, Enable New Zealand or accessable should be advised of the client's change in circumstances.

The installation method allows for easy removal with minimal ‘make-good’ following which the lift can be serviced and reissued to another eligible client.

Lifts that are ‘gifted’ to the client are generally not removed.  

 

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Stair Lifts

Stair lifts can be ideal in helping people reclaim full access to and within their home. They are a cost effective, safe, comfortable and simple solution to overcoming difficulty with stairs whether indoor or outdoor.

The Ministry of Health and ACC purchase stair lifts from Vestner.

What do I need to consider?

The following factors will assist you to determine the suitability of a stair lift along with the most appropriate model and any accessories required:

  • Indoor or outdoor
  • Width of the stairway - ideally not less than 800mm
  • Type/style of stairs
  • Overall length of stairs
  • Identification of hazards on stairs – e.g. window sills, handrails
  • Available space for transfer at the top and bottom of the stairs
  • Absence of tripping hazard in the thoroughfare areas
  • Lifting capacity – we have a range of models up to a carry capacity of 181kg
  • The person’s functional ability to use the stair lift
  • Orientation of the lift – which side of the stairs is suitable

Choosing the right lift for my client?

Vestner is able to assist you in identifying the lift model that best meets the needs of your client.

For additional product information please click on Stair Lift or contact us for assistance.

Funding

The Ministry of Health and ACC provide funding to people with disabilities requiring access to their home including the provision of platform lifts/elevators and stair lifts.  Such funding is administered by Enable New Zealand and accessable in their respective regions.

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