Building Entrance Ramps

Running slope

  • The running slope should be between 1:16-1:25 (6.25% – 4%)
  • In exceptional circumstances, a slope of 1:12 (8.3%) is allowed if can prove there is no other option

Cross slope

  • Cross slope should be avoided or minimized as much as possible.
  • A maximum slope of 1:50 or 2% is permissible if no other option available.

Horizontal Length of Ramp

  • The maximum horizontal length of a ramp, measured between ramp landings, should not exceed 9 meters.

Width of ramp (within handrails):

  • 1200mm minimum (ideal 1500mm)

Handrails height (from floor)

  • top handrail 875-925mm
  • bottom handrail 600-750mm

Forward entrance ramp

Surface Materials

  • Landing areas and ramp surfaces should be firm, stable and slip resistant.
  • Polished or unnecessarily shiney materials such as polished marble is not permitted for ramps

Edge protection

  • A kerb at minimum of 75 mm above the ramp surface on any side of the ramp where no solid enclosure or guard is provided

Side entrance ramp