Client: Chulmleigh Community College, Devon
Type of works: Supply and manufacture of disabled access
When this College was chosen as the site for the development of a typical classroom of the future the planners needed to identify a solution for disabled access over
short/medium rise steps. They found the Sesame to be the ideal choice.
When the children first saw the Sesame in action they were amazed that the pedestrian stairs they had been using to go to class actually moved to reveal a wheelchair lift.
British Standards state that platform lifts that rise over 500mm must have a gate or barrier at the top level. A platform lift that rises above 1,000mm must be enclosed on all 4 sides. This installation had a total rise of 1,400mm. You will notice that the client opted for a glass enclosure on the platform lift with swinging
gates rather than our rising barrier option.
Here you can see a stainless steel skirt surrounding the working parts of the platform lift. This is only possible when the site has enough room below the lift to dig a pit. The pit depth must be the total rise of the lift plus 150mm (assuming 20mm cladding and bedding) for the lift itself, therefore the pit depth for this site was 1,600mm. Our roller shutter blind option only requires a pit depth of 350mm (rise below 800mm) -580mm (rise 800mm-1500mm). Smaller pit depth available by special design.
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