Princess Alexandra Hospital
ROOFTOP ACCESS FOR ALL ABILITIES
Emergency access to the rooftop in the event of a fire.
The rooftop is fully exposed to the elements; therefore, the chosen system would need to withstand impact and perform in all-weather conditions, including heavy wind and rain.
A wooden ramp was ruled out due to its ability to rot, and a galvanised modular ramp was concluded to be the best option.
The Rapid Ramp System did not require to be fixed down. The weight of the system itself keeps it in place freestanding. Also, it has numerous legs to spread the weight load evenly.
Typically, other ramps need to be fixed down to a roof with resin fixings; however, these can fail over time and cause the roof to leak.
Our system came in components that were small enough to be carried in the hospital lifts and onto the roof. This saved the time and cost of a crane lifting the ramp into position.
- Mesh Platform - this self-draining mesh platform allows water to pass through rather than puddle on the surface and potentially freeze.
- Trombone Ends - these are added to the ends of a Rapid Ramp to prevent clothes catching.
- Telescopic Legs - these can be adjusted to accommodate threshold heights.
- Standard Handrail - this handrail system ensures users always have a support to hold onto.
- Standard Colour Black - ramps are powder-coated black to create a hard finish that is tougher than conventional paint.