Poorly installed handrails

We were on site recently and spotted these handrails.  Unfortunately this is not an uncommon problem.   Often contractors undertake the installation of handrails themselves without consideration to the required design loadings or correct fixing.

In these cases the handrails have not been core drilled or fixed to a suitable substrate.  As you can see the handrails are unstable, which means they are non-compliant and potentially a hazard

 
If you're unsure of the correct method of fixing a handrail, safety barrier or guardrail system using fittings such as Kee Klamp®, please call our Technical Department for advice on Tel: 0208 874 6566.

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Mon, 06/13/2016 – 09:11

This is what happens when handrails are not installed correctly.

Badly installed handrails

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