The British Museum
IMPROVING ACCESS TO THE VISITOR SEARCH TENT
A staggering, 6.8 million visitors a year visit this famous London landmark dedicated to human history, art, and culture.
In August 2016 the museum installed a visitor search marquee as a visible layer of security.
Rapid Ramp was tasked with replacing the marquee’s timber ramps.
They had become worn out, unsafe and unable to cope with the estimated 10,000 plus users, per day, passing through.
Our installation team installed two heavy-duty framed Rapid Ramps from the entrance and exit with slip-resistant GRP platforms.
Installation took place at night to accommodate around the museum’s opening hours.
- Trombone Ends - these are added to the ends of a Rapid Ramp to prevent clothes catching.
- Telescopic Legs - these can be adjusted to accommodate different threshold heights.
- Continuous Handrail - this handrail system ensures users always have support to hold onto.
EXTRA FEATURES INCLUDED:
- GRP Platform - a slip-resistant and non-corrosive surface. The ideal option for areas with high footfall, such as schools and public spaces.
- Yellow Tread - this is a safety feature designed to help those with impaired vision identify the nose of the ramp. Additionally, it helps users distinguish any level changes.
THE COMPLETE RAMP PACKAGE:
An all-inclusive, stress-free option which we managed in-house.
This package includes a site survey (if applicable), quotation, CAD and technical drawing, supply, and installation.