Galvanized Ramp Handrails

09/05/2015

Access for people with disabilities

 

Making sure that all new buildings can be fully and easily accessed and used by all sections of the community is an important aspect of the building regulations. Advice and encouragement is available and given to owners of existing buildings and now mandatory in many new buildings to improve access for disabled people.

One of the requirements of the regulations is that reasonable provision shall be made to enable disabled people to gain access.This will often come in the form of access ramps, wider entrance doors, handrail systems and lifts. 

One regular requirement for DioMet Fabrications is to install access ramp handrails. A wide ranging requirement that can be something as simple as a single wall fixed handrail to more elaborate full metal ramp stair structures with handrails, wheelchair guarding kick rails and twin railings systems.

Often the simplest way to create access for wheelchair users where there is a step in levels is to introduce a ramp. Access ramps are generally created by landscape contractors in a brick wall and concrete or tarmac flooring style solution, leaving only the handrails and guardings for more specialist steel contractors.  DioMets latest example, installed only last week can be seen below :

galvanized ramp handrails

Further Reading : 

Improving outdoor space

Disabled handrails

Using wrought iron

Metal staircases and handrails

Access staircase Bristol