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Siblo
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Handrail Height

Post by Siblo » Tue Jul 10, 2018 10:13 am

Hi Guys,

i think I'm overthinking this one but here goes.

We are constructing a machine with a top landing on and open walkway, as edge protection we are fitting tube and clamp style tubes.

Actual area on top is about 16m² with a rail on all 4 sides accessed by stairs.

What are the regs regards top rail height, gaps between etc...

I have 950mm top rail and gap no greater than 470mm vertically but my design guys say 1100mm for landings, and that means we'll struggle to achieve a gap as low as 470mm with 30mm tube.

And what about gaps between the verticals...?

Which are the correct regs to use?

Thanks in advance guys

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Re: Handrail Height

Post by PaddyT » Tue Jul 10, 2018 1:44 pm

Siblo,

I'd agree with the 1100 mm and it is achievable with 30 mm tube and still have <470 mm gap if you use 150 mm kick boards at the bottomm.

1100 mm
- ( 2 x 30 mm) tubes
- 150 mm kick board
= 890 /2 = 445 mm gaps.

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Re: Handrail Height

Post by Siblo » Tue Jul 10, 2018 2:04 pm

@PaddyT

I'd agree, but depending which regs I read,

Building Domestic
Building Commercial
Machinery ISO 14122-3
Marine (Ship Regs) (because it's a replica of a boat)
Scaffolding (because it's tube and clamp fittings)

Distance can be measured from working platform, not from top of toe boards (in case someone removes them for temporary access)

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