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SECTION 1007 - RAMPS

1007.1 General. Except for ramped aisles in assembly rooms, ramps used as exits shall conform to the provisions of this section. Ramped aisles within assembly rooms shall conform with the provisions in Section 1014. Ramps which are located within an accessible route of travel shall also comply with Chapter 11.

1007.2 Width. The width of ramps shall be determined as specified in Section 1003.2, but shall not be less than 44 inches (1118 mm), except as specified herein. Ramps serving an occupant load of 49 or less shall not be less than 36 inches (914 mm) in width.

Handrails may project into the required width a distance of 31/2 inches (89 mm) from each side of a ramp. Other projections, such as trim and similar decorative features, may project into the required width 11/2 inches (38 mm) on each side.

1007.3 Slope. The slope of ramps required by Chapter 11 which are located within an accessible route of travel shall not be steeper than 1 unit vertical in 12 units horizontal (8.33% slope). The slope of other ramps shall not be steeper than 1 unit vertical in 8 units horizontal (12.5% slope).

1007.4 Landings. Ramps having slopes steeper than 1 unit vertical in 15 units horizontal (6.7% slope) shall have landings at the top and bottom, and at least one intermediate landing shall be provided for each 5 feet (1524 mm) of rise. Top landings and intermediate landings shall have a dimension measured in the direction of ramp run of not less than 5 feet (1524 mm). Landings at the bottom of ramps shall have a dimension in the direction of ramp run of not less than 6 feet (1829 mm).

Doors in any position shall not reduce the minimum dimension of the landing to less than 42 inches (1067 mm) and shall not reduce the required width by more than 31/2 inches (89 mm) when fully open.

When ramp access is provided to comply with Chapter 11 and a door swings over a landing, the landing shall extend at least 24 inches (610 mm) beyond the latch edge of the door, measured parallel to the door in the closed position, and shall have a length parallel to the direction of travel through the doorway of not less than 5 feet (1524 mm).

1007.5 Handrails. Ramps having slopes steeper than 1 unit vertical in 15 units horizontal (6.7% slope) shall have handrails as required for stairways, except that intermediate handrails shall not be required. Ramped aisles need not have handrails on sides serving fixed seating.

1007.6 Construction. Ramps shall be constructed as required for stairways.

1007.7 Surface. The surface of ramps shall be roughened or shall be of slip-resistant materials.

1007.8 Guardrails. Ramps open on one or both sides shall have guardrails as required by Section 509.

1007.9 Headroom. Ramps shall have a headroom clearance of not less than 7 feet (2134 mm). Such clearances shall be measured vertically from the finished floor surface of the ramp and landings to the soffit above at all points.

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