Stage Equipment Ramps.
Quicklock equipment and wheelchair stage ramps, designed for use with any of our staging products. With the use of specific connection plates.
Ramps consist of aluminium framed stage decks and adjustable legs. Quicklock stage ramps offer maximum installation flexibility.
Ramps can be connected to stages straight, on the side or in switch-back or 90-degree turn styles. Their modular design is also a plus, allowing for easy upgrades when stage heights change.
All wheelchair access ramps come standard with guardrails. Guardrail options are also available for equipment ramps. Optional accessories include transport and storage systems.
Finally, our ramps comply with Australian standards (ASNZ1428.1).
WHEELCHAIR ACCESS RAMPS
Frequently Asked Questions
The Australian standards for wheelchair access are provided within AS 1428.1, also known as Design for access and mobility, Part 1: General requirements for access – New building work. The BCA and Premises Standards reference AS 1428.1 to specify how to meet their performance standards.
It is important to note that the aim of the wheelchair accessibility standards is to provide wheelchair users clear, continuous access paths and multi-directional space to manoeuvre in and use the building as intended.
AS 1428.1 provides building developers, certifiers, managers, and practitioners with the minimum design requirements for new buildings and new building work to enable access for people with disabilities.
The AS 1428.1 prescribes a minimum clear width of 1000mm between handrails for a straight ramp. If the ramp includes a change of direction, the width at the turning point must increase depending on the angle of the turn. This is to accommodate the turning arc of a wheelchair. A completely curved ramp requires a minimum clear width of 1500mm.
The AS 1428.1 standards are a minimum for accessibility. Other standards and guidelines (e.g. AS 1428.2, Specialist Disability Accommodation Design Standards, Livable Housing Design Guidelines) suggest a minimum width of 1200mm would enhance access and accommodate a broader range of needs.
The general principle behind ramp gradients is that the longer the ramp, the more gradual the slope must be so that wheelchairs users can maintain sufficient momentum to reach the top. Generally, 1:14 is the maximum gradient for a ramp.
Kerb ramps have a maximum gradient of 1:8. Threshold ramps in doorways may have a gradient up to 1:8 if they are 35mm high or less.
These gradients are recommended so that ramps do not fatigue the persons using them.
Handrails are required to be provided for step ramps and for ramps with gradients between 1:20 and 1:14. These handrails assist the user with stability and guidance. Handrails must be present on both sides of the ramp.
Landings are a resting point for any user, especially when there is a change in the ramp direction. Landings are also encouraged for any threshold ramps so that users can confidently open the door without the risk of sliding back down the ramp. If there is a change of direction up to 90 degrees, the landing must at least be 1500mm both in width and length. If it’s 90-180 degrees, then the width must at least be 1540mm in width and 2070mm in length.
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Learn more about our Quicklock ramps
• Can be set-up on uneven ground.
• Set-up by one person with no extra tools.
• Available in 1m x 1m and 1m x 2m panel sizes.
• Feature height adjustable telescoping legs that adjust stage height from 40cm to 60cm or 60cm to
80cm high or your choice of fixed legs 20cm, 40cm, 60cm or 80cm high.
• Available in industrial, carpet or waterproof aluminium finish.
• Stairs, guardrails, skirts and transportation trolleys are available. Weight rated at: (153 lbs /sq ft) 750 kg/sq. meter
Our Quicklock straight wheelchair access ramp is designed to work with any of our portable stage products.
This universal ramp uses QuickLock’s lightweight modular platforms. Our stage frames interlock and can accept matching sized industrial or aluminium finish platforms. Industrial finish ramps are water-resistant, making them suitable for temporary outdoor use in good weather; aluminium finish ramps are fully weatherproof and are suitable for permanent outdoor installation.
Easy assembly, compact storage and lightweight, but solid construction is what set Quicklock ramps apart. Ramps consist of aluminium framed stage decks and adjustable height legs. Quicklock ramps offer maximum installation flexibility. Their modular design is also a plus, allowing for easy upgrades when stage heights change. All wheelchair ramps come standard with guardrails.
Ramp legs are height-adjustable to ensure your ramp slope is always uniform and perfectly aligned. Our ramps are suitable to be set up on uneven ground. Also, landings allow for the creation of turns, and switchback configurations help minimize the overall ramp footprint.