It is incredibly important that all businesses take adequate measures to ensure that individuals with disabilities are able to freely access their premises, from places of education and offices to restaurants and shops. As a business owner, it is therefore important to ensure that you have a variety of access aids on hand that your employees are trained to use. One of the most common disability aids that you will see in businesses are wheelchair ramps, these enable wheelchair users to access buildings that would otherwise be very difficult to enter.
It is essential that business owners purchase wheelchair ramps that comply with basic regulations to ensure the safety of all visitors. The main standards for regulations are related to the length, gradient and surface materials.
There is one company, K5 Evacuation Chairs, which specialises in a number of disabled aids including access ramps, wheelchair lifts, stair lifts, parking barriers, stretchers and other accessories. All of their products possess the very latest features and follow all of the latest disability standards and regulations.
All wheelchair ramps should be covered in a non-slip material, this is incredibly important to maintain the safety of the entrance of a building for wheelchair users and non-wheelchair users. Wheelchair ramps should also be at least 1.5 m long to accommodate for wheelchairs of all sizes, with 100mm high kerbs on either side. For ramps that are longer than 2 m there should be hand rails on either side.
K5 Evacuation Chairs, supply both PerfoLight ramps and AeroLight ramps, both are extremely lightweight and strong, enabling them to hold a range of weights. The PerfoLight range can also be folded to a brief case size when not in use.
For further information about the wide selection of wheelchair ramps on offer, business owners can browse the catalogue on this specialist’s website. Customers can contact their team by calling their local telephone number or by filling out the contact form that can be found on their website.