Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Stairs with Handrails on Both Sides?

Q: For an Exit Stair, when is it necessary to provide Handrails on both sides?

A: Stairs 44 inches wide and wider require a handrail on both sides. Stairs narrower that 44 inches only require a handrail on one side.

Stairs more than 88 inches wide need intermediate handrails dividing the stair into widths not greater than 88 inches nor less than 44 inches.

This is as per BC Section §27-375(f)