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Melba Swintex Announce Launch of RightRamp

Melba Swintex have introduced a uniquely designed wheelchair ramp, focused for people of varying abilities to overcome the issues that all current wheelchair ramps have.

The RightRamp is extremely stable when in use, with excellent grip on its surface in all conditions. A consistent ramp angle allows multiple angle entry/exit.

The ramp was designed in conjunction with the University of East Anglia, led by Dr Katherine Deane BSc PhD – Senior Lecturer in Research, and her team.

Features

  • Designed to lay on the road to increase strength and reduce flex.
  • Works to kerb heights of 75 mm – 125 mm.
  • Consistent ramp gradient.
  • Efficient anti-slip pattern.
  • Low-rise tapping rails on each side for the visually impaired.
  • Cable & rain water run off channel underneath.
  • No high-rise edges that cause a trip hazard.
  • Handle for ergonomic ease of lifting.
  • Able to withstand over 350 kg.
  • Single man lift at 13.20 kg.
  • Company identification can be embossed.
  • Manufactured from High Density Polyethylene & PVC.
  • Product is 100% recyclable.
  • High impact resistance (will not shatter).

Standards

  • Designed to National Grid T/SP/E/42
  • Designed to HAUC Advice Note No. 2018/01
  • Conforms to slip resistance of BS 7976: Part 2
  • Safety at Street Works & Road Works – A Code of Practice.

“The developers at Melba Swintex actually listened and worked with myself, other wheelchair users and visually impaired people to produce a ramp that is safer and easier to negotiate.” Dr Katherine Deane BSc PhD commented.

Organic Form

The design of current Wheelchair Ramps forces the user to approach the ramp straight on due to the high-rise walls either side of the ramp. This causes major issues when there is insufficient clearance for a wheelchair user to approach the ramp. As well as this, the high-rise walls for the visually impaired can cause serious trips and falls that could have been prevented.

The RightRamp has been designed to sit up against the kerb, rather than over it, which allows the form of the ramp to blend from the road surface up into the kerb. The organic curvature of the ramp allows multiple angle access when approaching the ramp from both the road works, and the pavement.

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