When it comes to making improvements to your premises, particularly when they relate to health and safety there are certain regulations you should adhere to in order to ensure the safety of all visitors and staff.
If you’re looking to install permanent wheelchair ramps there are certain recommendations you should consider:
• The ramp must have a non-slip surface
• It should be at least 1.5m wide
• Have a 100mm high kerbs to each open side of the ramp
• Has a maximum individual flight of 10m and a gradient of 1:20
• If the ramp is longer than 5m the max gradient needs to be 1:20
• If the ramp is longer than 2m it needs to have a max gradient of 1:15, if less than 2m the max is 1:12
• Has a continuous handrail on each side
Portable Wheelchair Ramps:
There are separate recommendations you should meet when it comes to portable wheelchair ramps. These regulations are more focussed on the need for wheelchair ramps on your premises.
The Disability Discrimination Act (DDA) states that if any physical features of your building make it impossible or unreasonably difficult for disabled people to enter your building and make use of your services then it is your duty as the provider of that service to ensure you take steps to make access reasonable for everyone.
Here at K5, we have a selection of portable wheelchair ramps available. All are incredibly easy to use, whether you’re looking to add easy access to a vehicle or a building. All our wheelchair ramps are incredibly lightweight making them easy to transport and set up as well as being very strong for that added protection and reassurance for the user.
The team at K5 have the experience and the knowledge to offer you advice and information on the best plan of action when it comes to making your home disability friendly. For further information on any of the products or services we have to offer please don’t hesitate to contact us on 01234 354 539.