Gripable Handrail

Most building codes require stairways to have at least one gripable handrail, but there are some exceptions. Gripable handrails are required to be a specific size and distance from the stair treads nosing.

The gripable handrail provides people with something to hold on to, while using the stairs. I could only imagine, how many potential accidents have been avoided, simply by having something to hold onto, while walking up and down 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 This information could be incorrect or outdated.

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