Statement
COVID-19

COVID 19 Statement

These are exceptional times. With Coronavirus – COVID-19 - we all face an unprecedented global challenge. The Stiltz Group continue to review activities on a daily basis to ensure we comply with safety directives at all times. At the same time, we look to balance this with providing the expected levels of service and support to our customers while being mindful of minimising risk for all concerned.

We are acutely aware that our customers tend to fall into higher risk categories, whether due to age, or as a result of pre-existing medical conditions. Therefore it is all the more important for our current and future customers to maintain their safety and independence at home with the help of their homelifts; this contributes towards the current policy of social distancing, especially important for seniors and those with compromised immune systems. Reduction of accidents within the home at this time will also help minimize the burden on the increasingly stressed healthcare system.

We are keen to ensure those who need new homelifts installed and those who require their lifts to be serviced, can expect these activities to take place without fear of risk to their health. There are multiple online resources that will guide you to assist in providing a safe workplace for your employees and help protect the customers whose home you visit. Two we would recommend are:

CDC - click here to visit
OSHA - click here to visit

We are in this together and are standing by to offer you as much support as possible during this challenging time. If you have any questions, concerns or doubts about anything, please contact your territory manager or the technical services team and we will do our best to assist.

Sincerely

Mark Blomfield

President

Today is International Day of People with Disabilities which is observed globally each year.

Founded by the UN in 1992 to celebrate people living with disabilities across the world, it is a day to focus on creating diverse and accessible communities.

At Stiltz Home Elevators, we support the aims of the day as part of our ethos, helping those with disabilities to create complete accessibility at home.

Worldwide, more than one billion people experience disability, and this figure is predicted to rise. Many of us will experience disability in our lifetime, particularly as we grow older.

The international awareness day is about promoting the well-being and rights of persons with disabilities, and to raise awareness in all aspects of political, social, economic, and cultural life and its key principles are celebration, learning, optimizm and action.

The World Health Organization also joins the UN in observing this day each year, with the aim of securing equal rights for those with disabilities in all countries allowing full and equal participation in society in every aspect of life.

International Day of People with Disabilities does not discriminate between mental and physical disabilities, and the spirit of the day is to ensure that all people in the world have equal opportunities for work, play, health, and success.

The day is also very important because it builds awareness of the needs of people with disabilities who sometimes feel invisible in society. It promotes better understanding of the difficulties people with disabilities face, like the need for suitable parking and accessibility.

It also brings to the fore the Americans with Disabilities Act which was created to define the rights of people with disabilities and the design standards to which businesses and municipalities must adhere by law.

To observe International Day of People with Disabilities it is suggested there are three simple things people could do: become an advocate for people with disabilities, asking for necessary changes around the local community to maximize accessibility; lend a helping hand by inquiring at a local senior center or clinic if is there is someone who needs assistance with collecting medication, or picking up things at the grocery and; showing compassion by thinking empathetically about those around us who might have a disability and whose life might be more difficult.

For more information visit: https://idpwd.org/

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