For the millions of people in America living with disabilities, warnings are an absolutely must for safe pedestrian travel. This is why it’s important to take the time to install tactile warning systems, or surface plates that alert pedestrians to changes in the ground. There are a variety of industrial applications for these detectable warning systems.
Some of these applications include:
- Crosswalks. Crosswalks are parts of the road designed specifically for pedestrian use. As we all know, a crosswalk is where the curb of the sidewalk and the road intersect. Pedestrians are meant to follow a line across the road when instructed by the pedestrian signal. Detectable warning systems allow pedestrians to physically feel where the sidewalk and street intersect to avoid injury.
- Entrance Doors. Many businesses have automatic sliding doors, while others stick to more traditional doors that must be manually opened. Either way, it could be easy for a pedestrian to come into contact with a door if they are unaware of where it is located. Truncated domes placed outside of an entrance door keep customers alert and aware of the entryway.
- Stairways and Escalators. Any situation where there is about to be an incline, decline, or some form of moving transportation, measures must be taken to ensure pedestrians can be prepared for the change in topography. Tripping and falling over stairs and escalators is a problem that can be avoided by installing detectable warning systems.
If you are in need of tactile warning systems to meet ADA requirements for your business, please visit us at ADA Solutions Inc. Choose ADA Solutions Inc. for all of your detectable warning systems needs and you can be sure that your tactile warning systems will be the best product choice for your needs. We provide a range of ADA compliant items including ADA warning strips and radius system designs. Our detectable warning systems use truncated domes and have been tested time and again for quality and functionality. Contact us to find out more information or to speak with one of our local representatives.