Kee Access Ramps from Kee Safety are now part of the Planet Platforms product portfolio.
Kee Access Ramps are designed to meet all the requirements of the Disability Discrimination Act. The Act requires reasonable adjustments to be made in relation to accessibility. In practice, this means that due regard must be given to any specific needs of likely building users that might be reasonably met.
If a building predates the Act, then reasonable considerations might not have been given to disability access.
Modular construction to suit any design configuration
Kee Access Ramps are built from preassembled modules that greatly aid their quick installation. Furthermore, from site assessment, this enables us to provide a quick and accurate quote for the supply of a ramp.
If the design configuration changes, for example, access to a temporary modular building that has moved location, then we are able to change the design of your ramp using the same or additional components to provide a compliant structure.
Kee Access Ramps vs the rest
Kee Access Ramps are the leading product in the accessibility market, possessing many features that outperform other ramps, which can be manufactured from various materials.
Materials including wood, concrete and aluminium are used in the construction of accessibility ramps. There are pros and cons for each material but Kee Access ramps are manufactured using Kee Klamp® fittings, proven worldwide to be the leader in their market.
Conforming to the standards
If you are looking to install an accessibility ramp, then there are four areas that need consideration
1. Ramp incline The smaller the incline the easier it is to access. Depending upon where the ramp is being installed then there are two basic considerations.
Dwelling access: 1:12 incline
Public access: 1:15 incline
The regulations take a more detailed view of this, as factors such as ramp length and distance between landings come into play.
2. Ramp width
In the United Kingdom ramps must, as a minimum, have a clearance of 1200mm to aid access and the turning, for example, of wheelchairs.
3. Ramp landings
A flat landing on entry onto a ramp from a building and one where the ramp changes direction.
4. Ramp hand and guardrails
Handrails must be continuous, smooth, and not cold to the touch. Guardrails must be a minimum of 1100mm in height.
Kee Access Ramps also have the following specifications against the regulations
Conform to the regulatory requirements of Building Regs. Part M for DDA compliance
Manufactured in accordance with BS EN 1562
Made of galvanised cast iron to BS EN ISO 1461
Kee Klamp tubular fittings are galvanised to BS 729 (ISO 1461) and ASTM A153 which can last for years
Kee Klamp fittings are TÜV certified for strength, manufacturing quality and consistency
BS EN 10255 (ISO 65) steel tubes
Robust quality inspection procedure conforming to ISO 9001
Q: How quickly can it be delivered and installed?
A: Kee Access Ramps are built using standard Kee Klamp® fitting. These components are off-the-shelf and readily available. A typical installation can be completed in a day, giving minimal disruption.
Q: What are the different options? A: Powder-coated coloured handrails to match the property. Ramp widths of 1200mm and 1500mm. Colour-contrasted floor panels to denoted module transition and anti-climb infill panels.
Q: How safe if a Kee Access® Ramp?
A: Kee Access Ramps are incredibly safe. Designed by professional engineers, rigorously tested by an internationally recognised centre, and supported by a worldwide network. Furthermore, they are built using Kee Klamp® fittings that have a proven track record of protecting people and preventing accidents.
Q: Do Kee Ramps® require much maintenance?
A: Kee Access Ramps require significantly less maintenance than concrete or wooden ones. The galvanised steel will not rust and kills moss. The grit-impregnated mesh decking prevents the pooling of water.
Benefits of using a Kee Access Ramp
Quick and easy to specify, price and install
Conforms to all local safety standards
Range of styles, colours, and options to compliment the property
Requires minimal maintenance
Harder wearing than wood, more flexible than concrete and better looking than both
Can be easily modified and adapted if circumstances change