Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Safety Railings

So today's inspection was in a high rise condominium tower in Irvine, CA. This particular condo was two story and had a large exterior deck on one level.

What is our #1 concern with safety railings? The ability of them to keep people, more importantly children on the safe side of the said barrier. For this reason the railings are required to be from 36" to 42" high (depending on location) with 4" side load restraint spacing and "NO" horizontal members allowing the railings to be climbed upon by children. Today's inspection had planter boxes directly adjacent to the railing which also provided a climb-able surface for children to scale the railing.

Remember, when in doubt, error on the side of safety!

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