Safety Concerns For Portable Ramps

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What concerns should I have with portable ramps?

Safety Concerns For Portable Ramps

Portable ramps make a convenient way to create accessibility whether you're away from home or creating wheelchair access where you live. However, you also need to consider some safety concerns when you use them. Keep in mind these safety concerns whenever you use portable ramps:

  • Some portable ramps are heavy and unwieldy to transport.
  • During wet, inclement weather, take care to exercise more caution when using portable ramps.
  • Channel ramps require a caregiver who can walk behind and push the wheelchair at shoulder height.
  • Portable ramps have weight limits. Check to see if the ramp is designed for wheelchair only use.

   

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