If you are one of the 1.2 million wheelchair users in the UK accessing vehicles, safety and ease is a major factor when considering transportation requirements and, can often prove to be prohibitive when planning journeys.

But now, a new range of wheelchair and scooter hoists has been launched which have been designed to make life easier and will give complete peace of mind as its leading vehicle access manufacturer, Vapor Ricon, who is behind the H-Series range of hoists.

Ideally suited to domestic vehicles, the range encompasses six different models which are able to move wheelchairs and scooters from outside the vehicle alleviating the need for manual handling of heavy and cumbersome mobility products.

“This new range of hoists perfectly complements our existing access products such as lifts and ramps which are able to work with both domestic and commercial vehicles,” said Michael Dickinson sales manager Vapor Ricon Europe. “They have been designed to make life easier for our customers as we help them go about their daily business with ease, comfort and reliability.”

The hoists have a lifting capacity of up to 181kg and are suitable for wheelchairs and scooters. The VRH60 and VRH100 models benefit from streamlined designs and are ultra compact, folding down for storage when not in use meaning there is still ample room for luggage or shopping.

But for those who require greater lifting capacity, the VHR181 offers a fully powered lifting and rotation mechanism, extending boom arm and can easily be switched from passenger side to driver side installation to give even greater benefits to its users. Whilst it necessitates more internal vehicle space, its capabilities are perfect for anyone with more robust scooters and chairs.

The hoists are a welcome addition to our portfolio of lifts and ramps which remain unswervingly popular with our personal customers allowing them the freedom to travel to work, go shopping, visit family and friends and enjoy everyday tasks,” said Michael. “They provide valuable assistance in moving and stowing mobility equipment giving all users peace of mind.”

Vapor Ricon is proud to offer a wide range of domestic and commercial products to aid vehicular access for those with limited mobility. Further information can be found at www.vaporricon.co.uk