Elevating devices, such as Vertical Platform Lifts for people in wheelchairs or with mobility challenges, have significant code and regulation in North America. Although there are many manufacturers of this kind of equipment very few work in the commercial building space as this then requires a designer/ manufacturer to work with a extensive set of individual jurisdictions that often have their own set of requirements in addition to the National Safety Code requirements outlined in ASME A18.1.
California has always been a state that values inclusiveness for those people with mobility challenges but at the same time is has some special requirements for these types of products.
RAM is happy to announce that our Trus-T-Lift™ product has received a positive review for compliance with the national and state requirements for commercial lift installations. This essentially means that the elevating authority for the state of California has reviewed the design we have been making for over 25 years and agrees that we can meet the requirements of California if the lift is installed according to the specifications we have submitted.
As with any commercial lift, an inspection to ensure that the installation is safe and in compliance is required but, this will streamline the use of RAM’s products in the state and ensure that our dealer partners can move forward with confidence in any projects they use our product on.
If you, as a building owner/ designer/ architect/ or commercial business are considering accessibility needs in California please contact us today and we will be happy to discuss how we can help you and put in touch with one of our knowledgeable and responsive dealer partners in your area.