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Building access ramp specifications & codes: this document provides building code specifications addressing ramp construction, ramp safety and proper ramp railing and guardrail construction.
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Requirements for Guardrailings & Handrailings at Access Ramps
A Comparison of Building Codes Specifying Hand Railing Requirementsfor Access Ramps
Commentary: This section provides for the safety and maintenance of handrails and guards. See Section PM-702.9 for additional requirements.
PM-702.9 Stairways, handrails and guards: Every exterior and interior flight of stairs having more than four risers, and every open portion of a stair, landing or balcony which is more than 30 inches (762mm) high, nor more than 42 inches (1067mm) high, measured vertically above the nosing of the tread or above the finished floor of the landing or walking surfaces. Guards shall be not less than 30 inches (762mm) high above the floor of the landing or balcony.
Florida Handrail & Guardrail Requirements & Codes for Access Ramps
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