Perfect Usage of Ramps Just As You Look Forward to

Creating a path to the interior of your ERP, threshold ramps allow your business to be brought up to standard. The installation of a ramp will be necessary to allow the movement of people with reduced mobility in wheelchairs to the entrance of your ERP, for this, it is necessary to calculate the height of the obstacle (staircase or other) and to take into account a certain slope.

Depending on the space available in front of your ERP, it may be necessary to install several ramps fixed between them: there are available different shapes of ramps to allow assembly. The choice to use a removable ramp makes it possible to set up the ramps in a non-definitive manner, and thus to be able to move it according to the utility. These threshold ramps, very easy to install and move, will allow people in wheelchairs to move inside your ERP. These ramps can also be useful for moving carts in your ERP.

Many of you are wondering about removable ramps nowadays. Below you will find information that will allow you to choose a suitable threshold ramp for your public establishment. The use of a professional will remain to be preferred in complex cases or not covered by the following elements.

When can we use a removable ramp?

A removable ramp is the product suitable for the following special cases meeting at least all these conditions:

When level accessibility is not possible

Single storey accessibility remains the best way to allow people with reduced mobility (PRM) free access to establishments open to the public (ERP). However, when level accessibility is technically or economically impossible or incompatible with the built environment (listed buildings for example), other alternative solutions may be suitable. Among these solutions are automatic ramps, folding ramps, drawer or sliding ramps and finally removable ramps.

When there is no overhang on the step to be taken

Indeed, any difference in level makes the ramp, once installed, wobbly and therefore unstable. If your step or threshold has a level difference greater than 2cm (difference in the height of the step or threshold on the left and right), in this case, experts strongly advise against the use of removable ramps. If you have a step to cross but which is 10cm to the left and 15cm to the right, the removable ramps will have a cantilever of 5cm which makes them unstable and very dangerous. However, technical solutions exist such as drawer ramps which can be beveled and thus make it possible to recover the slope of the sidewalk.

When the ramp can be placed on a flat and stable surface

Very important: make sure that you have a stable and flat space that will accommodate the upper part of the ramp. This is very important and will also depend on the width of your door as well as its positioning in relation to the stair nosing (example: you will not be able to install a ramp 80cm wide if your door has a passage width of 77cm and the door is above the nose of the step).