Under the terms of the Equality Act 2010 (previously the Disability Discrimination Act), reasonable adjustments need to be made to public and commercial buildings to overcome physical barriers which prevent disabled access. The Building Regulations recommend an outside diameter tube size for installations of between 40mm-45mm.
Our DDA range offering DDA Ramps has been designed to meet these requirements by providing a non-discriminatory handrail solution that complies with the Equality Act and Part ‘M’ of the Building Regulations. The range allows the construction of a smooth continuous handrail of 42.4mm diameter.
Tube Clamps – DDA Range For Disabled Access
DDA key clamp handrails are supplied Hot Dip Galvanised as standard but can be supplied in a powder-coated finish to RAL standard colours (subject to quantity and availability). In cold temperatures, a powder-coated finish will give the impression of being warmer to the touch.
Due to the continuous nature of the DDA Access handrail, the visually impaired would be able to follow the handrail in its entirety without risk or harm being caused by any intermediate upright posts.
Provides 90º ‘T’ connection between two tubes. Used for the joint between end post and lower rail(s) when handrail is straight and level. Also for a top ‘T’ joint on a guardrail. Cannot join tube in top of ‘T’, use the A4 when this is required.
Provides a streamline flush joint in two tubes of the same dia. with a max. wall thickness 3.2 mm. Joints to be 150mm to the nearest support. Not for joining tubes that are subject to extreme loads, or where a direct tensile load is applied.
Provides a structural base plate for the support of a vertical post typically for a guardrail. Two socket set screws give a rigid structural fixing. Recommended that the fixing down bolts be in line with the applied load.(i.e 90º to the rails)