ADA Compliant Handicap Handrails
Handrail & Railing Systems are custom manufactured from either steel or high strength aluminum and meet all ADA accessibility standards. Maintenance free, these railings are the perfect safety solution for stairways, ramps, walkways, platforms, bridges and machine barriers. We manufacture these rails at our facility in New Jersey and offer many custom size and strength options.
The Americans with Disabilities act was passed in 1990, all handicap railings and hand rails must comply with the law. The ADA outlines specific requirements, ranging from how strong railings must be, to where they must be used. Any renovated or newly built structure accessible to the public is required to have hand rails that meet these requirements.
Handicap railings are required in several areas, particularly bathrooms and on any ramp or stairwell. In bathrooms, rails must be available on any ADA compliant water closet, with one bar located behind the toilet and one located on the wall immediately adjacent. These bars must between 33 and 36 inches from the floor. Any ramp or stairwell with a vertical rise of more than six inches, or a horizontal run greater than 72 inches, must have handrails. Rails must be provided on both sides, and must be between 34 and 36 inches above floor level.