Wheelchair safety barrier
A barrier along the edge of a set of steps to make manoeuvring a wheelchair safer.
Currently, the only level access for our wheelchair bound client in/out of the house is via a back door at the top of a small flight of stone steps. The turning is very tight indeed such that a box section around a soil pipe has already had to be removed to give a few extra inches of space for relatives/carers to steer the chair through 90 degrees. Remap were asked if we could make this a little safer whilst longer term options were considered.
A barrier of strong but lightweight aluminium box section was added to two bespoke brackets. The roof height is quite low so a hinged solution wasn’t possible, so the barrier just slots into the brackets when needed, and is a firm interference fit. The barrier was finished with heat-shrink sleeve to give a durable finish.
The barrier provides more confidence for carers and relatives.