## What is the maximum slope of a ramp with no handrails?

# What is the maximum slope of a ramp with no handrails?

## What is the maximum slope of a ramp with no handrails?

Ramps having slopes steeper than 1:20 require handrails. Ramps with a rise greater than 6” require handrails.

### Do ramps need guardrails?

Ramps more than 30 inches above the adjacent ground or floor shall be provided with guardrails as required in Section 3210 and handrails as required in (f) above. Such guardrails shall be continuous from top of the ramp to the bottom of the ramp.

**Do you need railing on both sides of ramp?**

ADA ramps that have a rise of 6” or less may have a handrail on one side only . The top surface of the handrail must be 34″-38″ above the ramp and continuous along the full length of the ramp. If the rise is greater than 6”, then an ADA compliant handrail is required on both sides.

**What are the parts of a ramp?**

Components include a level landing at the top of the ramp, the surface of the ramp and a level landing at the bottom of the ramp. The rise of the ramp is the vertical dimension and the horizontal projection or run of the ramp is the horizontal dimension.

## What is the legal slope of a ramp?

Ramp: this is the commonly understood meaning of the term ‘ramp’. It is a walkway that lets people walk between two levels or landing places on a gradual slope. It is steeper than 1:20 (which is almost flat), but shallower than 1:14 and be must slip resistant.

### What makes a ramp ADA compliant?

The ramp must have a 1:12 slope ratio. This means that there must be a one-inch rise in the ramp for every corresponding 12 inches of the ramp. Minimum width of 36 inches, although this can be higher in certain states. The ramp cannot be longer the 30 feet without a rest platform, in order to prevent fatigue.

**At what height does a ramp need a handrail?**

If the ramp height exceeds 380mm, Infill handrails are required to prevent users from climbing or falling through gaps.