Devon County Council has enhanced its community transport vehicles with the installation of a series of wheelchair lifts to support its users.

Commissioned through Courtside Conversions the Faiveley Vapor Ricon Europe lifts were part of a scheme for six, brand new nine seater Citroen Relay vehicles to become wheelchair accessible.

“We were selected as the preferred supplier to Devon County Council and had no hesitation in specifying the S2038X Vapor Ricon lift to fulfil the brief which required an internal passenger lift with a walk-through platform and a minimum platform length of 1500mm,” said Emmie Birchmore Courtside Conversions. “It has proved to be reliable in other conversions and we felt it was ideally suited to this vehicle and its intended uses.”

The S Series wheelchair lift gives unrivalled access to vehicles for passengers and its space saving and easy operating credentials mean that transport staff can help passengers in and out of vehicles with simplicity and dignity. The lifts benefit from leading Faiveley Vapor Ricon technology, anti-slip platforms, easy power assisted controls with manual back-up for complete peace of mind, and appropriate restraints and locks to ensure maximum passenger and user safety.

“We have an excellent relationship with the team at Courtside Conversions and are happy to have supported them and their client through the commissioning of our S series lifts,” said Michael Dickinson sales manager Faiveley Vapor Ricon. “Community vehicles play a vital part in helping people go about their daily lives including accessing education, social groups and healthcare appointments and we are delighted to assist the people of Devon with their community transport requirements.”

The S Series lift can be fitted to new vehicles or as a retro-fit product.  An ultra-lite version is also available giving users unrivalled choice.

The latest commission for Devon County Council brings the total of vehicles converted by Courtside Conversions for Devon County Council to 25 with Courtside commissioning over 100 Faiveley Vapor Ricon lifts on many other conversions.