Access Ramps

Electric Access Ramps

Electric access ramps for wheelchairs are a great innovation that further increases the ability of people to manoeuvre around independently.

 

Wheelchair technology is always improving so it is great to find out that the ramps are changing so that users can make the most of their devices. The ability to move around without any assistance has been a real boon for those who were once dependent on others for a lot of time. It has giving them a level of freedom that was unknown to those in the past who were confined to wheelchairs. Electric access ramps can be used in a lot of different situations including for different forms of transport and to provide easy access to buildings and other areas.

What to Look for When Purchasing Electric Access Ramps

If you are considering purchasing electric access ramps there will be a few things you will need to consider first of all.

  • How portable does this ramp need to be? You will find electric access ramps that are permanent fixtures or that are fully portable. If you have a location that is going to have a constant need for such a provision then the obvious choice would be to install a permanent ramp. On the other hand if you need a ramp for something like transportation you might be better off with something that is fully portable and easy to store away in the transport. That way you do away with the need to have multiple ramps in different locations.
  • There will be certain restrictions associated with all the different types of electric access ramps you may be considering. It is important that you are aware of this so that you get something appropriate. An example of the types of restrictions I’m talking about here would be weight restriction. Some ramps won’t be suitable for those people who are heavily obese; although you are almost certain to find electric access ramps that are suitable for people of any weight. Always remember that you have to take the weight of the wheelchair into account as well; some of the electric models can be quite heavy.
  • It is important that any electric access ramps you are considering meet the requirements of the DDA. There are legal expectations in this regard and if you don’t provide the right thing you will not only be wasting your money, but you could also be at risk of fines. Disability regulations are now taken quite seriously so always ensure that you are on the right side of the law.
  • There is a lot of choice when it comes to electric access ramps so make sure you check out all your options before you buy; that way you are more likely to not only end up with something suitable but also that meets your budget as well. If you want to find the best possible deal on this type of device it is highly recommended that you check out your online options.

 

Electric Access Ramps