WHEELCHAIR RAMPS, PLANNING AND DESIGN

Our drawing office is at your service for questions on the dimensioning, drawing and design of wheelchair ramps.


Factors to bear in mind during your project planning

  • What will the gangway be used for?
  • Is it to make life easier for the disabled or is it for transporting materials instead?
  • What width and lengths am I interested in?
  • Does the length of the gangway for the disabled meet the requirement for 1:12 incline?
  • The gangway for the disabled should not be higher than 1 metre between the ground and step-off.
  • Does the project need a childproof railing?
  • Can I adjust my request to stocked sizes?
  • Recessed LED lighting for the handrail can then be offered. Is this of interest for the project?

Factors to consider before ordering

  • Check to make sure that the length of the ramp meets the minimum requirement on incline.
  • Apart from the stock width of 1300 mm, 1500 mm is also offered and can be delivered with short delivery time.
  • Check any requirements for child safety.
  • We have a large range of ramps that are, for example, for transport of materials, width 900 mm.

The requirements placed on gangways for the disabled are increasing rapidly. At Weland, we are constantly up-to-date and can provide you with information about the requirements and adaptations that apply for your particular project.

Contact us for further information.


Loads

Our ramps are designed för 3 kN/m2.
For other loads we can offer different alternatives.

General Recommendations

Summary of the Construction Rules issued by the Swedish National Board of Housing, Building and Planning regarding Disability (supplement to BBR).

Accessibility to buildings
At least one entrance to a building that must be accessible for personnel with impaired movement and sense of locality must be placed and designed so it can be used by these individuals.

General recommendation
The gangway should: Be horizontal or have a maximum incline of 1:12 between at least 2 metre long rest landings. Have a maximum height difference of 0.5 metres between rest landings. But be at least 1.3 metres wide. In some cases, for example individual customisation, narrower gangways may be acceptable.

Entrance and communication areas
Gangways on premises or connecting routes should have a maximum incline of 1:12 and a maximum height of 0.5 metres between intermediate landings that are at least 2 metre long.

As a gangway, according to the provisions, should take up a height difference of max. 0.5 metres, a gangway that has an incline of 1:12 should be no longer than 6 metres. A level difference of more than 0.5 metres must be divided between two gangways with an intermediate rest landing.

Railings and banisters
Gangways that are not bordered by walls must have railings that limit the risk for personal injury. Gangways that are higher than 0.5 metres must have handrails or similar on both sides.

Read more about accessibility on the Swedish National Board of Housing, Building and Planning website.


Example of gangways and landings and intermediate landings

Example 1

Gangways with landings 90°, no adjacent walls.

Example 2

Gangways with landings 90°, one side of the landing fastens to the wall.

Example 3

Gangways with landings 180°, no adjacent walls.

Example 4

Gangways with a height greater than 0.5 m are provided with intermediate rest landing 2 m and continue straight forwards. The landing can be fixed to a wall.