January 25, 2023 Louise Savoie

The Different Factors Affecting Wheelchair Ramp Safety


There are several reasons why accessibility ramps are becoming increasingly common, leading to increased use.

Installing a wheelchair ramp in New Jersey requires careful planning and attention to safety details. Following wheelchair ramp safety requirements is essential to prevent anyone from getting hurt.

If a wheelchair ramp is not installed correctly and in line with ADA regulations, the property owner may be held liable for any injuries or damages that result.

As a general construction company, when you plan to install one in your home or establishment, you should check for the following features to ensure safety:

  • Slope angle

    Make sure the slope is safe for your home’s design and mobility needs before installing it. If the ramp is too steep, the wheelchair user may have trouble going up it and fall backward.

  • Weight capacity

    There are various wheelchairs, so it’s important to ensure that any ramp you build can accommodate them. Weighing the ramp, its accessories, and the user against the stated weight capacity is an excellent way to ensure that the ramp is suitable for your needs before making a purchase.

  • Handrails

    Wheelchair users can use the handrails to help them get out of their chairs and move up and down the ramp if they get tired. You must install this component at a sensible height and sturdy enough to hold a person’s weight.

At Mobility Construction, we can handle your wheelchair ramp installation in Freehold, New Jersey, and all of your home accessibility and modification you may need. Contact us at 732-677-3278 or info@mobilityconstruction.com for more details.

, ,


If you have any questions, or for your free home consultation, contact us to get started!