How can we help you? Are stair lifts safe? 0 out of 1 found this helpful Yes, stair lifts have been around for many years and have proven to be safe when installed by a qualified and trained professional. There really is no safer way to travel up and down your staircase than with a stair lift. Was this helpful? Yes (0) No (0) Category: General Related Questions How is the stair lift powered? What if something is in the way or on the track of the stair lift? Will my insurance cover the cost of a stair lift? Can I stand on the footrest instead of sitting on the seat?