Wheelchair Ramps and Safety

Wheelchair Ramps and Safety

A wheelchair ramp needs to be very safe because they provide accessibility for people on wheelchairs. These ramps are designed so that senior citizens and disabled people can use them to move around freely. Adaptable Home Solutions provides such ramps for wheelchair accessibility.

Tips to Design A Wheelchair Ramp Safely

  • Degree of Incline for Wheelchair Ramps: The wheelchair ramps should never be steep as it makes it difficult for senior citizens to climb. It should be at a lower height so the accessibility of the ramp becomes easier. According to the Americans with Disability Act, the slope of a wheelchair ramp should be 1:12. A wheelchair ramp can be constructed as long as 30 feet long for easier accessibility.
  • Landings of Wheelchair Ramps at a Certain Level: The landing of the ramp should have a railing or a wall to support the user’s movement. Many handrails support wheelchairs to move easily throughout the ramp. This is one method to construct a wheelchair ramp that is safe and secure.
  • Dealing with Severe Weather Conditions: These ramps are made in such a manner that they can withstand severe weather conditions such as stormy nights and help wheelchairs to move ahead even with water on the ramps. Adaptable Home Solutions keeps in mind all safety measures before it constructs such ramps.
  • A Transition is Required Between the Ramp and Landing: Generally, this transition provides a gradual transition between the ramp and the landing. This provides proper safety to customers using the ramp. The transition is required for a wheelchair since its weight is on the front wheels rather than the rear wheels when it runs on a ramp.
  • Choosing the Appropriate Surface: A wheelchair ramp should never be built on a slippery surface. This can cause the wheelchair to slip or skid. This kind of surface is generally chosen for outdoor ramps where water should never get accumulated and can provide a smooth transition from one place to another.
  • Handrails for Wheelchair Ramps: The public ramps available in the city use these handrails to provide more stability to people using such ramps. Adaptable Home Solutions provides such handrails when constructing wheelchair ramps at home.
  • Specifications of Weight: There are two main types of wheelchairs. These include manual and electric. Each one comes with weight specifications to move ahead on wheelchair ramps. Weight specifications are important so that ramps can withstand the weight without collapsing when wheelchairs move on them.

Wheelchair Ramps by Adaptable Home Solutions

Adaptable Home Solutions provides a large variety of wheelchair ramps to fit the customer’s needs inside and outside their homes. Professionals from the organization cater to specific customer needs by recommending different types of ramps. Aluminum ramps and wooden ramps are structurally well built by highly specialized and trained professionals. They are ideal for indoor and outdoor purposes. These ramps suit the mobility requirements of senior citizens and those who are disabled. They also provide independence to them to move freely.

Get Rolling Independently

Adaptable Home Solutions takes safety measures to construct wheelchair ramps for home spaces. They install such ramps for enhancing the mobility of senior citizens and the disabled inside or outside their homes. Adaptable Home Solutions has a team of professional experts who focus on understanding customer requirements before recommending a wheelchair ramp.

Wheelchair ramps focus on providing stability to senior citizens and disabled individuals whenever they use these ramps. The safety of ramps is important before any wheelchair passes through them. All safety measures are kept in mind before designing ramps to enhance living spaces. Customers can contact Adaptable Home Solutions to design such ramps for elderly or disabled people in their houses.