Advice & Tips

Discover in our expert Advice and Tips on Wheelchair Ramps & Lifts why when using portable wheelchair ramps it is important to position them correctly to avoid slips and injuries. You will get great advice such as why the top hook of the wheelchair ramp should be secured carefully to the raised surface and the bottom of the wheelchair ramp should have some kind of fixture (safety device) to prevent it moving backwards during the lift. We also cover in depth how the higher the rise the more care should be taken to secure wheelchair ramps. Our safety experts suggest why a good safety device for wheelchair ramps is a simple level, which can immediately show if the angle of the ramp is within safety limits. Find tips and advice on the reasons why many wheelchair ramps come with one of these installed on the ramp and how today most wheelchair lifts are electrical and can also be portable to a certain degree. Safety and product professionals cover tips why its is imperative how easily a wheelchair lift can be moved as an important consideration, and also why it should be battery powered or have a battery back up and have an emergency lowering system, while Wheelchair lifts should be durable have non-slip surfaces and adequate exit and entry points.

 

Where Disability Ramps Are Used Every Day

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Wheelchair Ramp Parts and Repairs

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Understanding Different Wheelchair Ramp Materials Available

modular_ramp_34edf5d18ee2e1b640a0ecda29b0c5b34 There are many kinds of wheelchair ramps. The actual structure of ramps varies from simple doorway threshold models to large-scale modular and permanent structures.

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Permanent Disability Ramps

state_street_ramp_1bea39088af6246fd27ec99e5d125607f They’re also a key component of all public accommodations due to the requirements of the American With Disabilities Act (ADA). Buildings that cater to the public and workplaces must be wheelchair accessible and that’s usually accomplished with an ADA-compliant permanent ramp. Permanent ramps come in a few different forms.

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Types of Disability Ramps

modular_wheelchair_ramp_single_handrail4d679a7781f93593da414665d5a6f284 Whether you’re concerned with abiding by existing federal regulations or are interested in providing yourself or a loved one with maximum levels of accessibility, it’s important to understand the wide range of disability ramps on the market.

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Are Telescopic Ramps Right for You?

telescoping_ramps2dd49f89c9373e086aea67c0a21d9e8a9 Telescopic ramps are an option for many, but not all, wheelchair and scooter users. Telescopic ramps feature two thinner ramps that sit next to each other.

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Roll Up Ramps and Their Benefits

rollup_rampbacfb857e87518127b8b27ed778ee334 Roll up ramps provide users with a few added bonuses when compared to other types of wheelchair or scooter ramps. These ramps do cost a bit more, but that is made up for with increased ease of use and overall versatility.

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Power Chair Ramps for Your Mobility Scooter or Chair

portable_access_ramp_for_the_disabled_2935668975a16c3edbc0b643141fda9a5ea87da156f9aa05d2b58032244d8d2a4ee91ba4da7c3dc12793844343996bf5aa2332 Power chair ramps can accommodate the size and weight of the larger mobility scooters and power chairs. These chairs often include extensive mechanics, which can significantly increase their weight. In turn, that creates a need for a strong ramp into vans or other vehicles.

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Portable Suitcase Ramps Work for Many

suitcase_ramp96fda24d6183d7e1fa2faa2f914e8a59 Portable suitcase ramps are an option for those who need to easily move ramps from place to place. As its name implies, this type of ramp simply folds up and is carried much like a suitcase would be carried.

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Portable Ramps for Enhanced Mobility

solid_ramp_16e565264387e54e8d1b6fc9ab589bbef A portable ramp can be a great way to improve mobility for those who use wheelchairs. These ramps range in design from simple, single-piece units to complicated and elaborate options.

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Folding and Multi Fold Ramps for Wheelchairs and Scooters

multifold_ramps01f2c58c96a6f713a1db1bf270ccc3a1 Nearly all wheelchair and scooter users should investigate multi-fold and folding ramps. There is a wide range of different types of ramps that fall into these broad categories from multiple manufacturers.

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Is the Channel Ramp for You?

channel_ultralight_combi_2e1ab84cb0c8e73879db35296f5db39e2 Wheelchair van channel ramps are an option for those who need aid with either wheelchairs or scooters, depending on the product you purchase.

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