Specifying the right airport ramp

Specifying the right airport ramp

Published on Tuesday 25th August 2020

When discussing airport ramps, we first need to look at an example of passenger footfall for context: London Heathrow was one of the world’s busiest airports, with over eighty million passengers passing through in just 2019 alone (Heathrow Airport Limited, 2020).

When discussing airport ramps, we first need to look at an example of passenger footfall for context: London Heathrow was one of the world’s busiest airports, with over eighty million passengers passing through in just 2019 alone (Heathrow Airport Limited, 2020).

With such high volumes of public footfall yearly, it is vital that any airport ramp or steps can safely support the weight of pedestrians, luggage trolleys, pushchairs, wheelchair and scooter users.

Our metal systems have a safe loading capacity each of over 1,000kg, for such diverse purposes. 

Furthermore, a GRP option will give a slip-resistant finish, that will reduce accidents occurring whilst in use. The GRP is available in multiple colours to enhance the visual effect for partially sighted users.

A significant airport ramp project we undertook was at Manchester Airport.

Social Distancing Barrier

When dealing with large crowds of passengers, a versatile barrier system can make all the difference to aiding social distancing and ultimately, easing the spread of Covid-19.

Our barrier system can be erected in a matter of minutes to form two-metre distance queues at security checkpoints, check-in desks and boarding gates. Also, ideal for producing one-way systems in and out of airports.

Covid-19 barriers

Fire Door Access

Metal ramps and steps are highly recommended as a non-combustible solution, compared to wooden constructions that will burn if exposed to fire. This is an essential consideration when choosing appropriate fire door access, as well as safeguarding passengers and staff.

Airport Expansion Projects

When planning an airport expansion or major repairs, temporary ramped or stepped access is often required. A rental solution is ideal as systems can be disassembled and removed after use. We do offer ramp rental as one of our service packages. 

Fully compliant ramp system

Please do get in touch if you have a requirement. We provide free quotes, that includes 3D CAD drawings produced in-house by our designer. These drawings help decision-makers recognise the system in situ against a virtual construction of a site.

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Source: 'Traffic statistics' Heathrow Airport Limited, 2020


CASE STUDIES

Removable Wheelchair Ramps, Mobile Changing Unit

Application : Modular Building
Location : Preston, Lancashire
System : Standard Ramp System

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Custom Wheelchair Ramps, Heigham Water Treatment Works

Application : Modular Building
Location : Norwich, Norfolk
System : Standard Ramp System

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Semi-Permanent Wheelchair Ramps, Manchester Airport

MODULAR ACCESS TO THE TEMPORARY LOUNGE

Application : Commercial
Location : Manchester
System : Fully Compliant Ramp System

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