Safety Concerns For Wheelchair Ramp Users

Building a wheelchair ramp is something that needs to be done with great care. Ramps that have been designed and built incorrectly put the end users at risk and create situations that are hazardous. 

The situation can be unsafe for not only the wheelchair user but also the care provider and all that use the ramps as a mode of entering and exiting the home. You can read some important information about wheelchair ramps via

Wheelchair ramp installers are certified and trained to install ramps that meet the ADA guidelines. If a homeowner is going to tackle this major renovation on their own it is best that they look into classes and follow each detail in guidebooks sold on building handicap accessible ramps.

It is important for the end user to be safe. Wheelchair ramps must be safe, stable and resistant to slips. If the wheelchair user, walker user, cane user or caregiver loses their footing at all it could be an incredibly dangerous situation.

The length of the ramp is also something that needs to be considered. It is important that the ramp be a safe length. That length is determined by the user and the other thing to consider is maintenance of the ramp.