The Equality Act 2010
The Equality Act 2010 requires all buildings to have disabled access. There is a misconception that Listed Buildings are exempt from requiring wheelchair access, due to the historic nature of the building. That is incorrect.
Here are 10 easy steps to enable wheelchair access into all buildings, especially Listed Buildings.
- Flat and level access
- Temporary ramp
- Semi temporary ramp
- Permanent ramp (shallow gradient)
- Permanent ramp (steeper gradient)
- Platform List with rise less than 1000mm
- Short Rise Retracting Stairlift
- Horizontally Retracting Stairlift rise greater than 1000mm
- Vertically Retracting Wheelchair Lift
British Standards requires platform lifts with a rise over 1000mm to be fully enclosed, ie the wheelchair user must be protected by a barrier which surrounds them by 1100mm. Sesame Access lifts make these barriers discreet by having them rise magically from below lower landing level, to safely protect the passenger. All Sesame Access barriers have a patented safety mechanism, whereby the barrier will immediately reverse if it hits an obstacle e.g. a foot.
How sesame access has installed disabled access into listed buildings...
- Seattle Space Needle
- Qatar National Library
- Bank of England
- Kensington Palace
- Royal College of Music
- Sydney Opera House
For any further questions on Disabled Access into Listed Buildings, please review our Product Selector on www.sesameaccess.com, or contact Sesame on 01784 440088.