External Ramp Handrails

External Ramp Handrails

  • A ramp run that has a rise greater than 150 mm should have handrails located on both sides of the ramp
  • Handrails should return to post or wall.

Kerb edges

  • Edges of ramps and landing areas should be protected with wall, guard or screen
  • Guard rails should comply with Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Building Code.
  • Colour contrasting strip 40-60 mm wide across the full width of the ramp at the top and bottom of the ramp

Double Handrails

  • A ramp run that has a rise greater than 150 mm should have handrails located on both sides of the ramp
  • Upper and lower handrails should be provided on each side of the ramp
  • Upper handrail located at 875-925 mm
  • Lower handrail located 600-750 mm above the ramp surface.
  • The clear width between ramp handrails should be 950-1100 mm apart