Advantages of pitless dock ramp when

February 10 [Mon], 2014, 11:43
Advantages of pitless dock ramp when

When installing a dock ramp, either by retrofitting into established driveway, or commissioning for a new building, it's not only necessary to have sufficient space to cover the impact of the dock ramp and its the whole length, it is also necessary to have enough space remaining to accommodated the dock ramp compare below, headroom above and space for a machine room to drive the things.

Finding the space required to accommodate these can create significant problems, quite often there simply isn't the significant depth required under the lower floor, especially where there is no physical space to dig down without compromising your neighbors threshold. This can be particularly problematic if the dock ramp is to be fitted between mezzanine numbers of catastrophe floor shop in a shopping hub, if impaired access is required between duplex floors in a modern flat, in order to comply with Equality Act (EA) regulations by providing access to multi-floored business driveway in the office block.

Fortunately it is now possible to install a large choice of fully customisable dock ramp, ranging from basic platform step scissor comes like the A2 dock ramp to the more traditional Leonardo grip dock ramp that need considerably less headroom and virtually eliminate the need for a compare or machine room. For example, by using a dock ramp where a compare depth of just 100mm is required, it is possible to put in a ramp which completely eliminates the requirement for a compare altogether.

As this technology isnt just limited to small wheelchair step scissor comes; it is also possible to install a complete hydraulic voyager or goods dock ramp, capable of carrying up to 500 Kg, with just a 200mm compare. Many dock ramp solutions are available with self supporting dock ramp shafts, minimal headroom and no dependence on a machine room and all within Part Michael of the Buildings Regulations and Machinery directive 2006/42/EC.

This means its now simpler than in the past to add wheelchair access to your home or business, or upgrade your existing dock ramp facilities to free up additional space. It also provides a greater design freedom to architects and specifiers by providing dock ramp facilities with a greater economy of space and an increased level of individual customisation that can be easily adjusted to fulfil their vision.

As this technology continues to improve and the process of installing new impaired access dock ramp becomes simpler and cheaper, a lot more likely it is that they're going to be seen as a perfectly reasonable access solution under the EA regulations. Their future is definitely getting larger.