The Penney's also noted that they had difficulty getting Service NL to approve the rail along the wheelchair ramp attached to the main cabin building.
Rod claims that Service NL originally approved the rails on the take out building, which are the same design as the rail on the cabin, which had been approved.
He says that a Service NL representative later said that the rail was not up to standard, and needed another railing added. They claim that after they inserted the extra railing, Service NL asked that yet another railing be added, which was done. The rail was denied again On Mon. Oct. 16, Penney claimed that Service NL the rail needed to be another 12 to 14 inches higher.
He says that the extra height poses an even greater safety risk.
"They're creating a risk for kids to really hurt themselves. Because if they can fall from the elevation an that’s there now, why do they [Service NL] want me to put it 12 to 14 inches higher, so that if a kid climbs it, they got further to fall?"
"We take pride in what we do," said Penney, "and I'm not doing any of this to cause trouble. I just wants this resolved, so we can move forward."
Service NL approved the newly modified ramp Monday, Oct. 30
In response to an inquiry from The Packet, Service NL stated that they could not speak to the specifics of an individual situation, and that railings on wheelchair ramps are required to meet the specifications set out in the legislation.