Disabled Access Handrail
This school was a recent project which demonstrated the ability of Kee Access fittings to create a handrail design which was smooth and continuous, thus meeting the National Disability Authority's recommendations on the make-up of a disability handrail.
There were two sections included, a handrail section for a ramp to the school door, and also a safety barrier at the adjoining car park.
Wheelchair Access for Visually Impaired
Being for visually impaired wheelchair users, the handrail design needed to be accurate in its detail, providing a safe and secure handhold from start to finish. The majority of important considerations are met with this project:
- The rail is continuous with no breaks along its course
- The handrail is terminated appropriately at each end, with a D-Return on all open sections alerting the user that the rail has finished
- It is also terminated in a way which reduces the risk of clothing getting caught when passing by
It would, however, also be advisable to have the handrail powder-coated to ensure that it is not cold to touch and also more visable.
Fittings Used For Disability Rail
Simple Handrail Installation
While being possible to design this handrail off a few photos and knowing the lengths of the sections required, it is better to cut all tube on-site as it is not possible to be entirely accurate otherwise. Most of our NDA handrails follow the same principals and use the same fittings continuously, but there are alternative fittings such as the 554 Variable Angle which can swivel to suit various angles. This is particularly useful where a slope means a landing area.
On this project, the customer was very satisfied with how simple the handrail was to install and noted the strong and durable nature of its composition.