Stairlift Checklist

Static Examination

Confirm that the test certificate is available and in order
Confirm that the rack and pinion anchorages are in order
Confirm that the safety gear is fitted and functions correctly

Electrical Drive Unit Tests

Confirm that the batteries do not leak when tilted at an angle
Confirm that the batteries are securely fitted to the carriage structure
Confirm that it has been indicated to the user when the carriage has been brough to a rest outside the reach of the charger contacts

Electrical Tests

Confirm that the polarity of the mains supply connection is correct
Confirm that an RCD is fitted and is in order

Mechanical Tests

- Switch Operation

Confirm that the control limit switched operate correctly
Confirm that the ultimate limit switches operate correctly
Confirm the slack rope/chain switch operates correctly
Confirm that all the carriage on/off switches & landing controls operate correctly
Confirm that all the sensitive safe edges, surfaces and sensing devices operate correctly
Confirm that the safety gear switch operates correctly
Confirm that the swivel seat interlock and switch operate correctly
Confirm that all ramps and their interlocks operate correctly
Confirm that the hinged rail interlock operates correctly

Component Functioning

Confirm that the stairlift stops correctly upon application of the brake in the up direction
Confirm that the stairlift stops correctly upon application of the brake in the down direction
Confirm that the stairlift stops correctly upon tripping the safety gear in the up direction
Confirm that the stairlift stops correctly upon tripping the safety gear in the down direction
Confirm that the emergency operation device operates correctly
Confirm that the overspeed governor has been subjected to factory testing for correct tripping speed
Is an alarm system fitted?
State method of alarm operation
Confirm that the alarm system operates satisfactorily
Confirm that protection against overloading or injury through tapping during operation is effective
Confirm that a warning sign is fitted and clearly positioned

Declaration

I/we certify that on this date, this stairlift was thoroughly examined and found to be free from obvious defects and that the foregoing is a correct report of the result.
I/we being the purchaser/user of this stairlift have received and fully understood the verbal/written instructions given in association with a demonstration and that the stairlift is correct and safe in use.
A copy of the certificate will be sent to this address