To provide simpler access to areas for wheelchair users, having a system of lowered curbs and smoothed out pathways is an essential consideration of your outdoors areas, but these are design changes and must be implemented at the planning stage of construction. IF you want to provide immediate access to an area where there has not been previous thought given to providing access, then an alternative must be implemented, and this is normally done with wheel chair ramps.
These flexible and easily positioned devices stretch across areas that would otherwise present an access issue, and make sure that there are no obstacles to get in the way of people who want to access your facilities with ease. Whether you just need to install a simple wheelchair ramp over a raised curb to ensure that people with mobility issues are able to get from the car park onto the sidewalk, or alternatively need a ramp to provide an alternative to a short stair case, then there are many solutions in a range of different sizes and strengths.
Wheel chair ramps feature a number of well thought out design features that are intended to maximize their safety and stability in use and give the impression and feel of a permanent solution that will make getting around your workplace with confidence a reality for anyone who might otherwise have problems.
One of the main innovations that you will see on a wheelchair ramp is the pair of raised lips on either side of the ramp. These prevent users from accidentally rolling off the ramp in use, and increase the safety. The surface too is specially prepared for additional safety in use. By using a high quality serrated pattern on the main surface of the ramp, users can get traction when rolling up, and enjoy good control on the way back down.
If you need to be able to move the ramps quickly, then their lightweight construction out of extruded and bonded aluminum minimizes the weight, while a centrally positioned carrying handle means that they can be moved from one location to another by a single person, allowing them to be rapidly repositioned in order to make accessing different areas of the facility much more simple, and reducing the cost impact of purchasing multiple wheel chair ramps when one or two sets can be used in multiple locations without any trouble.
It has become a moral and legal obligation for business owners to ensure universal access to all facilities in order to reduce their exposure to anti discrimination laws, and by providing a means for all staff, however physically able to gain entry to places that would otherwise be off limits by installing wheel chair ramps, you as an employer are ensuring that you are completely in line with existing and forth coming legislation that is designed to ensure that no one is discriminated against solely on the basis of being confined to a wheelchair.
Wheel chair ramps come in many styles, including safespan telescoping, roll-o-ramp, fold-away, and suitcase ramps.
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