How can we help you? Can I stand on the footrest instead of sitting on the seat? 0 out of 2 found this helpful No, the footrest on the stair lift is not intended to take the weight of the user, nor is it safe to ride the lift in a standing position. Always use your stair lift according to directions as outlined in your owner’s manual. Was this helpful? Yes (0) No (1) Category: General Related Questions What are my other options? Is a stair lift difficult to operate? How long does the installation take? Will my insurance cover the cost of a stair lift?