Access Ramps

Handicapped Access Ramps

Handicapped access ramps make it possible for people with certain physical limitations to be able to gain access to buildings, locations, or to transport.

 

There are many different types of ramp available and the one to choose will depend on how it is going to be used. As well as permanent handicapped access ramps, it is also possible to get semi-permanent and portable ramps. There have been a lot of new ramps types created in recent years and these benefit from the latest technology.

How to Decide on Which Handicapped Access Ramps to Buy

In order to determine the type of handicapped access ramps to buy you need to ask yourself a number of questions such as –

  • Do you need this ramp short-term or long-term? If you only need it short-term then you might be better off just renting rather than buying. In order to decide this you will need to compare the cost of purchasing against the price of renting for the same time period.
  • Do you need this ramp to be portable or does it need to be at least semi-permanent. There are many great options for portable ramps, and these are particularly useful for use on transport. If you don’t have portable ramps then it will likely mean that you will need ramps at your departure point and at your destination.
  • How much weight will you be expecting your handicapped access ramps to manage? If you intend for your ramp to be used by those who are obese then you will need to check the maximum weight restrictions on the device; remember that you may have a the weight of a wheelchair as well. It should be possible to find handicapped access ramps that will suit almost any weight.
  • How much space will you have for the ramp? This is important because you don’t want to purchase something that is too big for the space you intend to use it. If you only have a small amount of space to work with you should still be able to find something suitable.
  • How high do you need the handicapped access ramp to go? This will depend on the number of steps you need to navigate. Make sure you measure carefully and at least then you are more certain of finding something appropriate.

Where to find Handicapped Access Ramps

Once you have established the type of handicapped access ramps you need your next task will be to find somewhere that can meet your requirements. There are now many options when it comes to purchasing or renting this type of product, and you should check out as many of these as possible before making your final choice. Don’t forget to see what is available on the web because it is usually here that you will find the best deals these days. If you know somebody who has recently purchased or hired handicapped access ramps it might be worth seeking these people out for advice.

Handicapped Access Ramps