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Safety standards for stair handrails

Posted on February 11, 2015 10:18 am under Premises Liability

Apart from its aesthetic contribution, handrails are an important component for stair safety. They provide individuals the support they need by holding onto it while going up or down the stairway. As such, defectively installed or poorly-maintained handrails could increase someone’s risk of stair-related slip or fall.

Ideally, handrails should have a dimension of 4 to 5 cm in diameter and 12 to 14 cm in circumference to allow you to have a firm grip. The dimension of the handrail should also be consistent along its entire length. Finally, handrails should be free of any cracks and splinters that may cause hand injuries.

Property owners who are neglectful of their duty to keep their properties free from any safety hazards are putting their visitors in great danger. If you have been hurt in someone else’s property in Madison and are planning to take legal action against the negligent party, consult our legal team at Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® by calling (414) 271-0900 today.