A good quality wheelchair ramp can make all the difference to visitors, customers and other people that enter your property
A quality wheelchair ramp can turn a dangerous and inaccessible doorway into an accessible and safe entrance. When you start to conduct research on commercial wheelchair ramps, you will find there are a large number of companies that provide these products.
There are different materials, designs and styles to choose from. If you are considering getting a wheelchair ramp installed on your commercial property, here are some facts to keep in view:
Who needs Wheelchair Ramps?
The two general categories of individuals that need ramps are- people that who struggle to manage stairs safely, and those that are unsteady on their feet and require mobility aids. If you own a commercial property, you can never predict who would be visiting it. If you want to make your business easily accessible to people using wheelchairs, walking aids, walkers or even crutches, it’s a good idea to get a wheelchair ramp installed.
DDA Rules Relevant For Wheelchair Ramp Installations
As per the Disabilities Discrimination Act, public buildings, as well as institutions, are required to ensure that their property is accessible to individuals with limited mobility. If you are getting a wheelchair ramp installed, you need to ensure that it is in line with the DDA guidelines. This act applies to existing as well as under construction buildings.
This makes it vital for you to work with a company that has complete and updated information about the regulations under this act. If the company you contact is unable to provide you with relevant information, look for one that is able to guide you and provide the solutions you need.
Other Important Aspects Of Getting A Disability Ramp Installed
The ramp that you install should be suitable for the people that are using it as well as the setting it’s going to be used in. This means, it needs to be wear-proof and weather-proof and should not have any trip hazards. It also a good idea to ensure that the styling and colour of the ramp complement the exterior and interior of your building.
We at Adapta keep all these aspects in view while providing products to our clients. We have a wide variety of styles and Colorbond colours to choose from. This means you are sure to get something that meets your requirements and fits into the aesthetic of your commercial structure.
While it is important to look for cost-effective solutions, we never recommend that clients opt for cheap products. This feature needs to be safe, built as per regulations with good quality materials that will stand the test of time. We do not claim that our products are cheap, but they definitely provide value for money. They are able to withstand the elements and last for a number of years with minimal maintenance. When you take all these aspects into consideration you will find that our ramp systems are a very good investment.
DIY Or Professional Wheelchair Ramp Installation?
While there are a number of products that can be installed by consumers themselves, this isn’t something that we recommend. After all, it is your responsibility to ensure that visitors to your property have safe and convenient access. Failing to do this can also expose you to legal action in case someone gets injured while using the ramp. When professionals like us install access ramps, we ensure that the feature is levelled perfectly and is completely stable, which makes it safe for use.
For more information about our ramp systems, don’t hesitate to get in touch with us at Adapta. You can call 1800 232 782 or contact us through this form.