The SL-1000 stairlift works on straight stairs to glide up and down in comfort and safety using the onboard controls or with the help of remote control operation, providing barrier-free access. The Savaria SL-1000 is suitable for commercial applications in most regions.

With its extra comfort seat, adjustable width arms and high capacity, this stairlift is feature-packed. The constant-charge battery operation means that your stairlift works even through a power failure giving you peace of mind.

The Savaria SL-1000 installs quickly and easily and its onboard diagnostic display alerts you of any service issues.


Continuous charge system: The battery is charged along the rail to keep it ready-to-use at all times.

Smooth, quiet operation: Drive system provides a soft start and stop with minimal noise.

Master shut off will turn off if not used for an extended amount of time: Money saving option for electricity and battery life.

On-board controls and infrared (wireless) remote: Easy to use controls, remote can be used to call the chair up or down when needed.

Obstacle sensors: Stops the chair if it meets an obstruction for safe operation.

Other standard features: Continuous pressure operation, foldable footrest, folds up to less than 14" (35 cm) from the wall.

Standard finish options: Neutral beige carriage and wipe clean synthetic leather upholstery, neutral rail finish.

Safety features: Swivel and lock seat, seatbelt, non-skid footrest, obstacle sensors.

Warranty: 36 months parts. Please see complete details here.


Optional Configurations: Right or left side of stairs (field-reversible at time of installation)

Flip-up rail: Optionally order your SL-1000 stairlift with a flip-up rail at the base of the stairs. If you have a door or entrance way at the base of your stairs, the rail folds up when the lift is not in use, leaving the entrance clear.

Other Options: Overspeed brake, motor brake, emergency stop button.


Applications: residential, commercial*, indoor, straight-run stairs

Standard Capacity: 350 lb* (159 kg)

Maximum Travel: 32 ft (9.75 m)

Nominal Speed: 20 ft/min (0.10 m/s)

Motor: 1/2 hp

Fold-up width from wall: 13.75", 35 cm

Fold-out width: 24.25", 61.6 cm

Range of incline: 25° to 45° (public, USA), 25° to 55° (Residential Canada)

*where permitted by code


The following documents are PDFs that can be downloaded

Savaria makes every effort to publish accurate information. Specifications and options are subject to change without notice.

SL-1000 Stairlift Brochure

SL-1000 Owner's Manual

SL-1000 Architectural Drawings

Architectural drawings in PDF or DWG format.


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