13th July 2022

Where are handrails required?

A handrail is required for staircases, platforms or landings above 1 metre from the ground. This will be 4 risers and 3 treads of a compliant staircase. A handrail is also required for ramps more than 2m. 

Examples, where handrails can be required, include:

  • Staircases 
  • 9C compliant building  
  • Public walkway  
  • Churches  
  • Schools 
  • Ramps 
  • Elevator 
  • Voids 
  • Universities 
  • Sport facilities 
  • Apartment buildings  
  • Offices