Ever wondered if that hotel balcony railing was really safe to lean against? Turn's out there is a wide array of rules and regulations called building codes that ensure it is indeed safe! We tackled two of these such codes in depth!
Does a handrail just get installed on a step because the building owner is being nice? Do they just pick a spot on the wall and say: "looks good, fasten it there?" As it turns out, handrails have their own sets of rules within the larger building code to create a consistent, safe set of standards.
It's time to take another deep look at building codes! Do manufacturers just use whatever size material they have laying around to build handrail? Is it just screwed into the wall? There are handrail codes that deal with these questions and it is time to explore them.