If you look back over the last 100 years, you’ll see that there have been a number of positive steps towards the creation of an equal and fair society. There have been a number of laws passed to ensure that people from different faiths and of different genders are treated with the respect that they deserve. Surely the next step would be to enable the wider community of people with disabilities and accessibility issues into the workplace. This requires a complete commitment to the integration of products outlined in this article.
ADA (Americans with Disabilites Act) Rules
It should be emphasized that in the workplace ADA ( Americans with Disabilites Act ) rules and regulations should be followed. The portable wheelchair ramps mentioned in this article are non ADA compliant. When purchasing accessibility products always ask about ADA requirements for your facility.
1. Wheelchair Ramps
It is absolutely essential that businesses adhere to their countries disability rights laws, which highlight the need to make workplace changes in line with the requirements of disabled workers. Such laws often involve the integration of wheelchair ramps, which are available in different types. There are lightweight ramps, which can be folded away when not in use and utility ramps, which are suitable for everyday use.
2. Wheelchair Stair Climbers
It is absolutely essential that people with disabilities and accessibility issues can overcome different obstacles in the workplace. They should have an alternative to lifts, which may not function properly in emergency situations. Such individuals may benefit greatly from the addition of a wheelchair stair climber, which is highly functional and compatible with different types of stairs.
3. Wheelchair Lifts
It is quite common for companies to install wheelchair stair lifts, as a means of enabling access to different parts of the work environment. There are also a range of platform lifts which wheelchair users can use when they have to reach different floors. These lifts are typically enclosed with sturdy panels and they can bear very large weights.
4. Disabled Alarms
Disabled workers might worry about the prospect of emergency situations. However, it is possible to reduce these fears by making sensible adjustments and installing alarms in different areas of the work environment. Such alarms may be activated by a pull cord or easily accessible button. It might also be worth giving portable alarms to disabled staff.
5. Door Opening System
There are a wide variety of wheelchair modifications which can be made as a means making the lives of disabled people that little bit easier. You can even add remote door opening devices, which allow the user to open, close and lock the door from the comfort of their chair.
6. Attendant Controlled Wheelchair
Workers who make use of wheelchairs are usually keen to enjoy as much independence as their able bodied colleagues. However, there may be times when an attendant controlled wheelchair is required. You’ll find that these products are light, portable and highly functional.
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