Ramp Buying Guide
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This ramp buying guide will help you to make the correct choice when buying the ramp or ramp system that suites your needs.
Many factors have to be taken into account when choosing and buying a safe and adequate ramp or ramp system.
When choosing an access ramp for use with a wheelchair or mobility scooter it is vital to use the recommended gradient in relation to ramp length for adequate safety of the user.
The gradient of the ramp should be as shallow as possible, steep gradients can be unsafe and create difficulties for some wheelchair users who lack the strength to propel themselves up the slope or slow down when descending the slope.
Assisted or unassisted use of access ramps has to be taken into account, a 1:20 gradient is perfect for unassisted use where a 1:14 and 1:12 gradient we would recommend assisted use.
A wheelchair/access ramp will comply with Part M of Building Regulations if it:
Limits for ramp gradients:
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