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Are you positive that access to your buildings complies with all of the current legislation?

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From 1st October 2004 specific sections of the Disability Discrimination Act 1995 relating to the provision for disabled people to gain access to and use a building come into force. These new regulations require service providers to make "reasonable adjustments" in relation to the physical features of their premises to overcome physical barriers to access.

There have also been important changes to Building Regulations. These make provision for the "reasonable adjustment" of physical features which make it impossible or unreasonably difficult for disabled people to make use of any service which is offered to the public.

The new regulations advise that the "reasonable steps" taken to overcome these physical features should include:

  • removal of the feature
  • alteration of the feature so that it no longer has that effect
  • provision of a reasonable means of avoiding the feature
  • provision of a reasonable alternative method of making the service available to disabled people.

Magma Safety Products manufacture a wide variety of heavy duty anti-slip flooring products which ensure that access to your premises complies with the stringent requirements of the new legislation.

We over 15 years experience of working with large organisations such as Railtrack, London Underground, Local Authorities, Schools, Hospitals and Military Establishments we can provide you with a product which will answer your requirements and will ensure that you comply with the new regulations. See below for details of our range of products and how they will help you to make your premises more accessible.

 

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Magma products will enable you to satisfy many of the requirements of the new legislation. The examples shown below illustrate the effectiveness of several of our products when used in access applications.

STEPPED ACCESS
The stepped access shown below satisfies Building Regulations as it includes:
• A 'corduroy' hazard warning surface provided at top and bottom landings to give advance warning of a change in level.
• Nosings which are made apparent by means of a permanently contrasting material 55mm wide on both the tread and the riser.
external steps featuring Alispar and Magmatac products

Close view of Alispar nosing and treadALISPAR™
Alispar nosings and treads are designed to take heavy foot traffic and are suitable for use on external stairs where a high degree of slip resistance is required even in wet conditions. Suitable for footbridges, subways schools high rise housing blocks.

 

Close view of Magmatac tactile pavingMAGMATAC™
MagmaTac is a moulded flexible tactile paving tile designed to alert visually impaired pedestrians to potential hazards. It is easy and quick to lay on most surfaces and compliant with DETR and DDA guidelines.

 

 

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RAMPED ACCESS
The ramped access shown satisfies Building Regulations as it includes:
• A surface width between walls, upstands or kerbs of at least 1.5m.
• A ramp surface which is slip resistant, especially when wet, and is of a colour that contrasts visually with that of the landings.
external ramp access featuring Magma safety panels

Close view of skid resistant Magma Safety PanelMAGMA SAFETY PANELS™
Magma Safety Panels are pre coated heavy-duty skid resistant panels for use either as an overlay or structural panel. Manufactured from Birch throughout plywood and fully encapsulated in epoxy resin, they have a near diamond hard aggregate bonded into the wearing surface. For use on disabled access ramps, footbridges, walkways, pontoons and jetties.

 

 

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Other safety products also available from Magma

Decksafe skid resistant insertsDECKSAFE®
Decksafe inserts have been designed to give enhanced skid resistance to timber decking without detracting from the aesthetic appearance of the wood. Decksafe can be applied in single or multiple rows and in a variety of colours and textures. Primarily specified for new build bridges and deck areas.

Magmadisc fittings in timber deckingMAGMASTRIP™ & MAGMADISC™
Fits retrospectively to timber decking. Available in discs and strips. Discs 25mm and 50mm diameter. Strips 25mm and 35mm wide. Coloured to RAL colours. Fine or coarse grades. 8mm thick.

 

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MAGMA Safety Products Ltd
Unit 1, London Road Industrial Estate,
London Road,
Pampisford,
Cambridge CB2 4EE
Tel: +44 (0)1223 836643
Fax: +44 (0)1223 834648
Email: info@magmasafety.co.uk
Web: www.magmasafety.co.uk