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a rail alongside a stairway, etc., at a convenient height to be grasped to provide support


A rail providing a handhold and serving as a support at the side of a stair or elevated platform.


A narrow rail to be grasped by a person for support.


rail, 3
ragwork, 1
1. A bar of wood or other material passing from one post or other support to another; a hand support along a stairway.
2. A structure consisting of rails and their sustaining posts, balusters, or pillars, and constituting an enclosure or a line of division, as a balcony rail.
3. A horizontal piece in a frame or paneling as a door rail, or in the framework of a window sash.
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Police shut the Canal Basin Bridge and traffic was diverted after the man sat over the handrail just before 3pm yesterday.
Minimum height of the handrail should be 90cm and should be installed in a way that kids cannot use it.
Most importantly, from a safety standpoint, a handrail is:
com)-- Wagner Architectural Systems has announced the addition of a new component for their illuminated Lumenrail[R] lighted handrail product group -- the Klik System's LEDPOD.
A CONSTRUCTION company was fined after two workers fell from a scaffolding platform after a handrail collapsed.
IF you need to add or replace a wall-mounted handrail on a staircase, the KIT06 White Oak Boxed Rail Wall Mounted Handrail Kit, pounds 149, Richard Burbidge, is just the thing for the job.
YOUNGSTERS are being warned about the dangers of playing on escalators after a schoolboy who fell from a handrail suffered serious injuries.
It is only the second time in the structure's 126 year history that the curved handrail has been entirely replaced and joiner Geoff Jackson described the job as a "once in a lifetime opportunity" for his staff.
Use a chop saw to cut the bottom base rail and top handrail to match the length and angle of your stairs; then drill pilot holes along the base rail before firmly screwing it into position.
Item NSN/PN Footman loop 5340-01-434-1809 Strap assembly 5340-01-455-1774 Door spring spacer 5365-01-453-7992 Ladder to handrail bracket 5340-01-453-7165 Fixed grab handle 5340-01-453-6549 Swivel grab handle 5340-01-453-7183 Bottom handrail stowage bracket 5340-01-453-7187 Top handrail stowage bracket 5340-01-453-7190 Ladder handrail 5340-01-453-7203 Pin and lanyard assembly 4010-01-454-9246 Washer, lock 5310-00-582-5965 Nut, self-locking 5130-01-509-2488 Screw, cap 5305-00-068-0510 Washer, flat 5310-01-412-4013 Screw, tapping 5305-01-447-9227 Screw, tapping 5305-01-456-6347 Screw, tapping 5305-00-855-0964 Swivel grab handle bracket RH 5310-01-453-7217 Swivel grab handle bracket LH PN 12432467
By creating visual contrast between the upper and lower walls, the floor and the base, the handrail and the wall on which it is fastened, we can provide residents with more visual cues.
The idea for the handrail was put forward by Ron Williams of North Wales Ramblers.