When your site is open to the public, its compliance with the American Disability Act (ADA) can have a huge impact on your business. Not only does it help protect you from costs associated with lawsuits and project delays, but it also makes your site more accessible to people. One quarter of Americans live with a disability, so ensuring that your jobsite is ADA-compliant goes a long way toward making people feel safe and welcome.
Below are a few ways you can follow ADA standards at your jobsite through features and best practices in your mobile office. Read these tips to learn how you can avoid ADA non-compliance on your jobsite.
Consider Adding These ADA-Compliant Mobile Office Features to Your Jobsite
Mobile offices need to be accessible to anyone in a wheelchair or scooter. Include the following to be accessible/ADA compliant:
- Add a ramp. Only one entry needs to be in compliance, so include at least one ramp with a shallow slope or a lift for each office.
- Post clear signage that marks accessible entryways.
- Make sure doors have full clearance for easy maneuvering.
- Include door handles that can be opened with one hand.
If your restroom is open to the public, it must have the following:
- Hang clear signage that marks accessible entryways and which restrooms are accessible.
- Make sure there is enough space in the restroom for a wheelchair or scooter to turn around.
- Add side wall grab bars/railings into/out of restroom.
- Include a proper sink height with a maximum of 34 inches.
Clear routes in the office should be established so that scooters and wheelchairs can navigate the area. Use the following additions:
- Include accessible routes with a minimum of 36 inches of clearance for wheelchairs and scooters.
- Consider adding signage around the office, if necessary.
- Add handrails where needed.
- Lay down floor covers to hide any floor cords or other obstacles that would impede access.
Although many of the above measures may require additional costs in the set up of your site, they’re a worthwhile investment to help prevent more costly risks including lawsuits and the potential loss of customers or employees.
Our team of experts are well versed in the accessibility standards and guidelines. Contact us if you have questions about how your site can maintain ADA compliance and provide an accessible experience for customers and employees alike.