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Summary Bulletin: Ramps

Authors: Vasilakopoulou, K., Bridge, C., Weller, K.
Illustrators/Contributors: Svegner, M.
Published: 27th June 2018
Audience: Consumers, Industry, Librarians/Researchers/Students
ISBN: 978-0-7334-3819-6
DOI: 10.4227/169/5b32fc9d151a4

Abstract

Accessibility problems have a serious impact on the quality of life of people with reduced mobility or those dependent on mobility aids. One of the most crucial problems is the difficulty to make even small vertical level changes, such as traveling up and down stairs in their home. Ramps are the most common solution for joining different levels. 

This publication, uses information from the National Construction Code, a number of Australian Standards, handbooks, guidelines and other valid scientific and technical sources to provide a summary of the facts and issues related to the main design and construction parameters of ramps.

Table of Contents

Summary Bulletin: Ramps

Executive Summary

Keywords

Contribution of Authors

Acknowledgements

Liability Statement

Reproduction of Material

Contents

General design requirements for accessibility ramps

Gradient and Length

Width

Ramp Geometry

Materials

Ramp Surface

Slip resistance

Tipping and tripping

Turns/switchbacks

Landings

Handrails

Camber/Crossfall

Maintenance

Environmental, aesthetic and/or social parameters

Appendix 1: Slip Resistance of floor materials for sloping surfaces

Appendix 2: Glossary

Appendix 3: Regulatory Requirements for Ramps

Checklist for Ramps

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