Wheelchair Ramp Slope - How to determine the proper slope ?
You need to determine the incline that your chair is designed to climb. CNBC (Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation company ) recommends that wheelchair ramps must be 1 inch rise for every 12 inches of length known as the ( “RUN“: The length of a horizontal surface slope). This makes the slope wheelchair required a 1:12 ratio.
You now need to Measure the distance from the top step or landing to the ground better known as the “RISE“.
Now just try our ramp lengh calculator to help you determine the “Slope Angle” and lengh of the ramp needed.
Barriers and railing wheelchair ramps commercial
A wheelchair ramp must have handrails if the end of a ramp is more than 6 inches or a projection extends 72 inches or more horizontally , this can vary depending on your province. The handrails shall extend to and landings . It is recommended , although not necessary , that the barrier at least two centimeters in height are arranged along the edges of the ramp. Although we follow the recommended wheelchair ramps design, it is necessary to check with your local insurance regulations and your occupational therapist .