How Steep Should Wheelchair Ramps Be

We updated our wheelchair ramps sites the other day to provide information about wheelchair ramp gradients and how steep wheelchair ramps should be.

The CAE (Centre for Accessible Environments) say the maximum gradient for wheelchair rampsĀ is 1:12, with the occasional exception in the case of short, steeper ramps when refitting existing buildings.

The gradient also depends on the going of the flight with longer goings requiring shallower gradients.

The maximun height a single ramp should climb before incorporating a landing/rest area is 500mm which should have a gradient no steeper than 1:20 as the height gets lowwer the ramp can become steeper on a sliding scale with a 330m height requiring a 1:15 gradient and a 150mm height requiring 1:12 gradient wheelchair ramps

 



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