Balustrades, in general are required anywhere there is an unprotected edge of a walkway, platform, staircase. They are also be required on any other raised area from which a person may fall to ensure the safety of individuals. Steelway design bespoke steel handrails and balustrades to provide safety and give reassurance for users of staircases, walkways and platforms.
Steelway have produced a range of industrial handrails and balustrades for a variety of applications. We supply steel handrails, which not only complement our staircases, but also as completely independent items to meet the customers own equipment or civil engineering works.
Our industrial handrail and balustrade designs comply with the all current British Standards and regulations. Wherever possible, handrails should be continuous and follow the exposed edge of raised platform areas and staircases.
Metal handrails may be of tubular or solid construction or a combination of both.They are available in many options from a basic single or double line tubular handrail, to suit your specification in various materials and finishes. Handrails should terminate in a swept end, either to the wall or to the knee rail, or return to the standards.
All component parts are tailor-made in easy to handle lengths and clearly marked for assembly on site. Drawings are provided for customers’ use where they wish to undertake the site erection themselves. Alternatively, we can provide a speedy and efficient site installation service.
Steelway tubular and solid ball type standards are made in varying heights to suit single, double and multi-line handrails. Balls are drilled to suit handrails or can be fitted with eyes for chains. Grub screws are a standard fitment in balls to secure handrails and avoid movement.
Handrails should not be supported from toe plates, unless it can be shown that the toe plates are structural members. The type of handrail base should be chosen with care to ensure it will be suitable for attaching to the structure in question. A larger size of base is more suitable when fixing to materials which have a lower density than steel e.g. concrete, brickwork, block work. The size and spacing of fixing bolts into concrete or other low density materials requires careful consideration. There is an optimum requirement for fixings, and exceeding this may weaken rather than strengthen the attachment. We will be able to advise on handrail standards and what you require in order to adhere to these.
A balustrade is an important safety feature especially in industrial applications. The balustrade structure must be rigid and strong, be able to resist and not bend, buckle or break under pressure. They also need to be durable and suitable to the area they are to be applied to which is why steel is one of the most popular choices.
Balustrade railings must meet regulations specifying minimum heights in order to ensure that they will successfully prevent falls. Steelway are experts in the manufacture of access metalwork and can ensure that all designs meet the specified regulations for your industry.
Where loading access is required for a mezzanine floor, or for protection across openings at the head of stairs and ladders. To meet specifications we supply self-closing safety gates of tubular construction to match the design of adjoining handrails.
For more information on industrial handrails, loadings, finishes and materials etc please download the Core Product Brochure.
If you are interested please contact us here or call 01902 451733.