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Things Allowed And Prohibited In Wheelchair Ramps

By Nita McKinney

Wheelchair ramps are very necessary for a building especially when there are a lot of people who will be going in and going out. This is to ensure that all people who will be going there will be comfortable especially those who are moving with the aid of wheeled objects. This is not only limited to wheelchair users. Here are the things to consider in building one.

The first thing to be taken into account if the accessibility of both entrance and exit. They have to be accommodated so that passerbys and those people who use these wheeled objects will be accommodated in a very comfortable way. It has to accommodate doorways like porches, stairs, and others.

None of the structure has been stood up and built before making a plan which is essential in this kind of job. Draw the construction of your ramp so that you will have the idea on how to do the actual building of it. It will provide you an easier guide since all the necessary things will be included on the drawn construction. From the space and the scale requirement.

But before the drawing takes place, the engineer will have to visit and see the site first. That will give him the idea on which part will he build the structure. He will take careful considerations in regard with the measurements of the site that he will be squatting the needed structure. It is usually the first stride taken by the in charge himself.

Checking the underground if there are pipes or wires is also necessary. So that there will be no huge problem that will be encountered in the future. This is important before you dug a hole and plant a structure in it. Otherwise there will be a lot of people who will file a heaping complaints against you.

Landings on the ramp shall be provided whether on the top or bottom. They serve as the resting place for a minute or two for the people who are mustering their courage to move up or down. Without it then the ramp that will be build will be like a roller coaster that will give frights to users. They are impaired with the ability to walk so their comfort should be prioritized.

It has to be leveled so that it will not add to the burden felt by those people who will use this path. They will be using wheeled objects and it is important for the path to be smooth and even. Not rough and rocky or someone will fall off or the cargoes will fall of the loads that it is bringing.

Hand rails are not really required in every installation. But the local offices are encouraging that it should be included in the installation. This to ensure that everyone who will be entering that path will be free from fall off. This will be their iron rod in which they will be holding on to.

However, before starting the project, it is best to ask the local offices who have more knowledge on the wheelchair ramps. They will be very glad to help you because you are considering the safety of even the disabled persons. Ask for question when you have one so that mistakes will be corrected.

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