Safe Ramp Design
There may be a temptation to build a ramp that is steeper than 1 unit of height to 12
units of distance in order to conserve space or reduce costs. Before deciding to build
such a ramp, remember that the steeper the ramp is, the more dangerous it becomes
to anyone using it.
Ramp Project personnel have replaced steep ramps that have caused falls resulting in
serious injuries and ramps that were so steep that the person needing it could not
use it independently.
DO NOT BUILD RAMPS THAT ARE STEEPER
THAN 1 TO 12
UNLESS you have considered all the factors and your particular situation leaves you
with no other choice.