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At What Height is a Handrail Required in Canberra?


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Title: At What Height is a Handrail Required in Canberra?

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At What Height is a Handrail Required in
  • When you decide about the construction of
     Handrails Canberra,  you need to have complete
    knowledge of regulations according to Australian
  • If they are not followed well, then there is a
    possibility of receiving a non-compliance letter
    from government authorities.
  • Handrails are installed for providing support to
    the people. Hence, the rules have been developed
    specifically to prevent height-related injuries.
  • Especially, platforms located high above the
    ground must follow the norms as a fall may cause
    major injury and life threat.

Is A Handrail Compulsory?
  • If you check the rules and regulations,
    then handrailing is mandatory on the exposed
    sides of platforms, walkways, and landings when
    the height exceeds 300 mm.
  • As far as height regulations are concerned, it is
    measured vertically above the floor, nosing of a
    stair tread, or walkway surface. Should not be
    less than 900 mm or more than 1100 mm. And it
    should be consistent throughout the ramp,
    stairway, or landing.

  • The height of the top of the handrail should be
    consistent through the ramp, stairs, or landing. 
  • When there is a possibility of people falling
    from a platform or landing onto an area where
    people have access to the area below, it is
    advised to install a toe board.

When Should You Use The Handrail?
  • The purpose of installing a Handrails Canberra or
    physical rail is simple.It saves people moving
    along landings or surfaces that pose the risk of
    injury due to falls. If the height is more than
    300 mm above the ground, then it is mandatory as
    per the rules laid by authorities.
  • The building code states the circumstances when
    a handrail is necessary.
  • Barriers or balustrades also save people from
    falling off.When the areas are not bound by walls
    and the height is more than 1 meter abovethe
    ground level, you need a balustrade or barrier.
    Its height must not be less than one meter. On
    stairs, it should be minimum 865 cm height.

  • When you keep openings between balustrades, it
    should not let pass a spherical object more than
    125mm to pass through. Any platform thatis more
    than 4 meters above the floor below, you need to
    construct anything horizontal or barrier or
    between baluster must be constructed in such
    manner that it is impossible to climb.
  • These regulations should be kept in consideration
    whileinstalling handrails. They are required to
    be constructed as per Australian norms.

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