Handrail systems are widely used in commercial and industrial locations where pedestrian safety is key. We can supply and install various adaptations throughout the range available including the DDA assist range, galvanised or powder coated.
Versatility & Benefits
Handrails are easy to take for granted, but grab bars aren’t just helpful in the bathroom; they’re also useful near exterior doors, inside and out. For people who are unsteady on their feet, the simple act of opening a door can be delicate. A grab bar gives them something to hang onto near the house and garage entrances and steps. We don’t really notice them until we need them, but they go a long way in preventing falls, especially for those with mobility issues. They’re essential on stairways, decks, and ledges and, for those with mobility issues, anywhere else that falls might occur.
When a person loses balance on the stairs or suffers from muscle weakness, they may cling to the railing. Railings provide stability, which is especially crucial for those with mobility issues. People often like to lightly graze hand railings with their hands just in case they need extra support or balance.
Hand railings on decks and ledges can provide a needed barrier between the deck’s surface and the high vertical drop. For those with mobility issues, a railing can make them feel more comfortable and confident. Just knowing a hand railing is there if needed helps people move more safely from A to B.
During inclement weather including: rain, snow, ice and sleet, both outdoors and indoors steps, as well as sidewalks and other walkways can become slippery and dangerous. Hand railings provide support and many people will clutch on to them to ensure that they don’t slip.
Handrail height on the stairs should be no less than 34 inches and no greater than 38 inches. The way this is measured is to begin at the leading edge of the stair nosing and run an imaginary vertical line upward until it reaches the top of the railing. We recommend spacing your brackets 36 to 48 inches apart. In most cases, it is desirable to transition the handrail past the last stair with a horizontal rail of 6 to 12 inches. Some local codes require this extension be 12 inches. Contact your local authorities to confirm requirements.
When forged iron and steel need cleaning, the process is pretty simple. You can wash these railings with a damp cloth and then wipe dry. If you come across rust stains, carefully rub them with a bit of kerosene followed by a quick scouring with fine grade steel wool.