Handrails: Best practices for handrails
Handrails are provided on both sides of the stairs, as well as down the middle. This offers users choice, which is particularly important for people who are only able to use one side for support. The balustrade continues to the end of the handrails, ensuring that the handrails do not protrude into the flow of pedestrian movement.
This is an example of a perfectly functional handrail. It is round, of an easily graspable diameter, and returns on itself at the end to alert people that the stair is ending.
Handrails are provided on both sides of the stairs as well as down the middle. This is important for users who are only able to use one arm.
The handrails are easily graspable, and return on themselves at the ends.
This handrail returns on itself to alert users with visual impairment that they have ended.