Wincanton Primary School
A RAMP COMPLIANT WITH BRITISH STANDARDS
Wincanton, South Somerset
Supply & Install
Upgrading an aging wooden ramp with a compliant Rapid Ramp System.
This system needed to possess the necessary strength to endure impacts from electrically operated wheelchairs, provide support for users in the event of a fall, and feature handrails that met the specifications outlined in BS 6180:2011.
Our ramp successfully meets all of these requirements.
Furthermore, the steel components of the Rapid Ramp System undergo zinc coating and hot-dip galvanisation in accordance with BS EN ISO 14713-2:2020 standards.
All ramp handrails and guardings are powder-coated to BS EN 12206-1:2004.
After the wooden ramp was disassembled, the Rapid Ramp system was installed.
The complete installation of the ramp was accomplished by the end of the first day, and the second day was dedicated to evenly spreading the rubber crumb material across the walkway surface.
- Infill Handrail - this product prevents users from climbing or falling through gaps.
- 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.
- Trombone Ends - these are added to the ends of a Rapid Ramp to prevent clothes catching.
- Mesh Platform - the self-draining mesh allows water to pass through rather than collect on the surface.
- Rest Platform – a rest platform at 5 metres is required to allow the user to pause.
- 1100mm High Rail – these handrails attach to any level sections.
- Continuous Handrail - this handrail system ensures users always have support to hold onto.
EXTRA FEATURES INCLUDED:
- Underside Mesh Hoarding - this mesh is designed to prevent children from gaining access to the underneath of the ramp.
- Safetread Rubber Surface - this is a soft, slip-resistant surface that reduces the impact of falls. The product is made from the same materials used in soft play areas and is ideal for nurseries, schools, and public facilities. Plus, it is available in a range of colours and will continue to perform in all weather conditions.