How can we help you? Are stair lifts safe? 0 out of 0 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 What happens if my stair lift breaks down? How does the stair lift attach to the stairs? Can I stand on the footrest instead of sitting on the seat? How long do the batteries last?