Business Stairs Without Guard Rail

Now here's a brand-new set of stairs that was coming out about building into a parking lot. It's obviously higher than 30 inches from the ground, yet there's no guard rail
, only two handrails.

Two things could have happened in a situation like this. There weren't any building permits pulled and the owners of the property didn't know any better.

Or if the building apartment didn't require guard rail
s, because the stairs were only going to be used by the occupants of the building. There are different building codes for public, commercial, industrial and private use. Again, this is why I strongly suggest that you check with your local building and safety department before building anything, including a stairway.

Attention: Don't forget to check with your local building department to verify any building codes on this website. This information could be incorrect or outdated. Building codes are updated regularly and to some building departments have different interpretations for certain building codes.

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