When are handrails needed?

Staircases

  • There should be a continuous handrail along stair flights and landings.
  • Handrails should project 300mm from the end of the stair
  • Stairs should have a handrail on at least one side if they are less than 1m wide. They should have a handrail on both sides if they are wider.
  • In all buildings, handrail height should be between 900mm and 1000mm measured to the top of the handrail from the pitch line or floor.
  • Handrails should be between 32mm