Canada Post in Oliver, BC needed to improve efficiency and expand their access to an existing, older building. At the same time they were required to meet the updated safety standards, including BC Building and CPC Accessibility Codes. Canada Post required a ramp to go from grade to dock level. With the increase in eCommerce parcels, they needed the ability to safely move carts of packages from the dock to waiting postal trucks at ground level. Along with the ramp they also needed a new stairway for employee building access. With the extreme climate in Oliver, BC they also needed a durable finish that would look good for many tough winter and summer seasons. Together with Canada Post, Nation Ramps designed a unit that met all of their demands to win the contract. Once the contract was awarded the ramp needed to be designed, manufactured, delivered and installed within a six-week window.
The solution was a custom Nation Ramps ramp, platform and stairway design that integrated with their existing dock and building access points. Having worked on many government projects, we knew the demands for performance and quality required for this Canada Post project.
Prior to beginning the manufacturing process, our engineering team produced conceptual design and drawings for discussion and approval. Once Canada Post management was satisfied and signed off on the design, we engineered, manufactured, delivered and installed the custom ramp and stairway in Oliver within their short delivery window.
CUSTOM RAMP | PLATFORM | STAIRS Platform Section: 5’7″L x 6’W x 28″H Ramp Section: 28’L x 5’7″W x 28″H Handrails: Included where needed Structure: made of steel Surface: made of anti-slip material Capacity: 10,000 lbs Gradient: 1-12, to meet local building code requirements
For Canada Post, a Nation Ramps custom ramp, platform and stairway solution was the answer to fulfil their code and efficiency requirements. With 10,000 lbs. weight capacity, a 5’7”’ wide and 28’ long ramp, combined with a 6’ wide and 5’7” long platform. The ramp was coated in non-slip material and built with a 1-12 gradient to meet local building code requirements. Along with the highly specific design specs the unit needed to be galvanized to handle the climate specific to Oliver, BC. Chilly, double digit, sub-zero winters and extremely hot, desert climate summers. Able to handle the wear and tear of continual cart traffic, offering years of service, while still looking like the day it was installed.
Our Nation Ramps team, including our talented engineering and production staff, worked closely together with the Canada Post management team. Designing for durability and with high quality North American steel; manufacturing a solution to survive the rigors of unforgiving weather and non-stop use. Chosen by Canada Post in Oliver, BC because Nation Ramps was capable of meeting their custom requirements, short delivery window and budget.
Nation Ramps has earned a solid reputation from working with clients like Canada Post throughout the United States and Canada. Delivering quality engineered ground to dock ramps, portable loading docks, equipment loading ramps, stand alone platforms and custom solutions that meet our clients’ demands to improve efficiency; saving time and money.
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