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Why should Access Ramps be used?

The principal reason why access ramps should be used is the Disability Discrimination Act 1995, which aimed to put an end to the difficulties and discriminations that people with disabilities face in day to day life. The DDA means that people with disabilities now have rights in the following areas:

  • Places of employment
  • Places of education
  • Public places including transport
  • Social areas, services and facilities
  • Property areas

As a result of this Act, it is becoming more and more unacceptable for areas such as workplaces and offices for example to have not taken steps to enable access for disabled people. As a result of this, we have a wide range of access and wheelchair ramps available, which are constructed to an excellent high quality and will assist in increasing accessibility for disabled people.


Uses for Access Ramps

At the entrance to many public and private places, the presence of one or more steps can cause difficulty for people with disabilities, so the main areas where access ramps will be used is at doorways and entranceways. However, they can also be useful for:

  • Doorsteps
  • Kerbs
  • Uneven surfaces such as inclines / declines
  • Entry or exit from public transport such as buses

Types of Access Ramps:

  • Ramps – traditional shape ramps designed to overcome steps and thresholds
  • Wheelchair Ramps – instead of a single ramps, these come with two channelled tracks to allow safe transport of wheelchairs over steps and kerbs
  • Utility ramps, which can be used for industrial purposes as well as wheelchairs
  • Motorbike ramps
  • Vehicle loading ramps
  • Heavy duty kerb ramps (suitable for vehicle traffic)
  • Trench covers (to enable pedestrian and light vehicle safe access of excavations

Access ramps construction:

All of the access ramps in our range have been designed to provide maximum accessibility but also maximum ease of use and safety as well. Other notable features include:
  • Being quick and easy to deploy and use
  • Lightweight construction to enable them to be moved around simply
  • The access ramps are designed and constructed to be able to withstand regular loads
  • Many variants in our range can be folded or retracted for practical storage

Photograph of Tim Bailey

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Marketing Assistant, June 2013 – July 2018