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 Are stair lifts expensive? How long do the batteries last? Can I take the arms off of the stair lift to make the seat wider? How does the stair lift attach to the stairs?