Ramps are more than just slanted planes; they make the world more accessible to everyone. In the United States, ramps are currently required for all new public construction projects.
This lightweight, portable Suitcase Ramp is great for wheelchairs, scooters, walkers, etc. to gain entry to homes and cars. For safety and convenience, it has a non-slip surface, raised sidewalls, and two locking points.
The lightweight, rust-free aluminum folding, suitcase-style ramp includes milled safety treads on the surface, elevated sidewalls, and security locks, making it incredibly portable and handy to store. The ramp has a weight capacity of 272kg and is made of stainless steel with a robust carry handle.
- Wheelchair and scooter users have access to cars and buildings.
- The majority of wheelchairs and scooters are compatible with this product.
- For all-weather safety, the ramp surface has been milled.
- It’s incredibly simple to use and travel.
- Strong, lightweight structure
This is an excellent first step toward making previously inaccessible locations accessible and safe for those who use wheelchairs, scooters, walkers, or strollers. However, ramps that are not properly constructed or maintained can be extremely dangerous.
1. Excessively Steep Ramps
A steep ramp increases the risk of toppling backward while also requiring more energy to climb; these ramps are extremely dangerous for anyone who utilizes them. The slope of a ramp, or its degree of incline, is critical to its construction and utility.
Newly constructed ramps must have a minimum slope of 1:12 according to building requirements. This means that a ramp should be 12 feet long if it is planned to rise 1 foot in height. Older ramps that haven’t been upgraded to comply with modern construction requirements may be steeper than 1:12 and can result in serious falls.
2. Ramps That Aren’t Equipped With Handrails
A railing is required on any ramp that is more than 6 feet long. This building code may not necessarily apply to ramps erected for private construction projects or for home-usage. In cold-weather climates, outdoor ramps without handrails are especially dangerous.
Ramp users will be unable to catch themselves if they begin to tumble if there is no handrail.
3. Wooden Ramps
When a ramp is made of wood, it is quite difficult to keep it safe. Wooden ramps are dangerous in several ways:
Unlike steel or concrete, wood can rot over time and is vulnerable to caving in.
If the ramp is outside, it will absorb wet and become extremely slippery after a storm.
To improve traction, wooden ramps should be covered with slip-resistant paint or another coating. Some ramps are poorly maintained and left untreated, making them extremely slick.
HAVE YOU BEEN INJURED ON SOMEONE ELSE’S LAND?
You may have a premises liability case if you or a loved one slipped and fell or were harmed on someone else’s property. Another company or person may have failed to make their property secure, and you may have a case. Don’t be concerned if the topic of premises responsibility appears to be a bit perplexing.