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Handrail Standards

Type 1A Type 2B Type 3C Type 4D
Type 5B* Type 6C* Type 7D Type 8D Type 9A
*Types 5B & 6C are handed L.H. or R.H. as ascending stairs
Dimensions A & B are for guide purposes only
Other sizes are available to suit your application
Handrail Standards (Tubular)
The ASD metal services tubular type standards are manufactured in varying heights and angles to suit single, double or multi-ball handrails. The balls are drilled to
suit the appropriate handrails or can be fitted with eyes for chains. The handrail balls can be drilled to take grub screws, which will ensure that there is no
movement when assembled.
We offer the full range of bases as illustrated below. We emphasise that the type of base should be chosen with care to ensure suitability when attaching to the
structure. It may be that a large sized base is required when fixing to lower density material e.g. brickwork, blockwork or concrete. The size and spacing of fixing
anchors into these lower density materials needs careful consideration. There is an optimum requirement for fixings and exceeding this may weaken rather than
strengthen the handrail system.
Loadings. (Tubular)
BS5395: Part 3 recommends that the following minimum design imposed lateral loads that should be used for handrails in industrial situations:
1) Light duty Access limited to 1 person 0.36 kn./m
Light access Gangways 600mm wide 0.22 kn./m
2) General duty Regular two way pedestrian traffic 0.36 kn./m
3) Heavy duty High density pedestrian traffic 0.74 kn./m
Escape Routes 0.74 kn./m
Crowded areas 3m wide 3.00 kn./m
Spacing
Max spacing in mm of mild steel tubular handrail standards where intensity of horizontal loading = 0.36 kn/m
Specification Height of standard
900 950 1000 1050 1100 1150 1200
33.7mm o/d shank x 62mm dia ball 1090 1030 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
42.4mm o/d shank x 76mm dia ball 1800 1800 1795 1710 1630 1560 1495
48.3mm o/d shank x 90mm dia ball 1800 1800 1800 1800 1800 1800 1800
60.3mm o/d shank x 90mm dia ball 1800 1800 1800 1800 1800 1800 1800
Max spacing in mm of mild steel tubular handrail standards where intensity of horizontal loading = 0.74 kn/m
Specification Height of standard
900 950 1000 1050 1100 115O 1200
33.7mm o/d shank x 62mm dia ball This Pattern not suitable
42.4mm o/d shank x 76mm dia ball This Pattern not suitable
48.3mm o/d shank x 90mm dia ball 1800 1800 1763 1685 1545 1330 1010
60.3mm o/d shank x 90mm dia ball 1800 1800 1800 1800 1800 1800 1800
Height
The minimum height for staircases:- Handrails should be between 900mm and 1000mm above the pitch line.
Platform walkways and landings: - Should be 1100mm above the walking surface.
Base Plates. For types 1, 2, 4, 5, & 8
Suitable for standards to resist a maximum horizontal force of 0.36 kn/m, all drilled with 18mm dia. hole
Baseplates for 25mm N.B. are made from 12mm thick plate x 150mm x 65mm
32mm N.B. are made from 15mm thick plate x 150mm x 65mm
40mm N.B. are made from 15mm thick plate x 150mm x 65mm
For types 3 & 6
Baseplates for 25mm N.B. are made from 12mm thick plate x 150mm x 65mm
32mm N.B. are made from 15mm thick plate x 150mm x 65mm
40mm N.B. are made from 15mm thick plate x 150mm x 65mm
For types 7
Baseplates for 25mm N.B are made from 12mm thick plate x 200mm x 65mm
32mm N.B are made from 15mm thick plate x 200mm x 65mm
40mm N.B are made from 15mm thick plate x 200mm x 65mm
Normally Baseplates are rectangular we also supply round & triangular
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Handrail Standards (Tubular)
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Stock Availability
Tubular Handrail Standards are available to the following specifications.
25mm NB shank (33.7 O.D.) with a 62mm ball to take 25mm NB handrail tube.
32mm NB shank (42.4 O.D.) with a 76mm ball to take 32mm NB handrail tube.
32mm NB shank (42.4 O.D.) with a 62mm ball to take 25mm NB handrail tube.
40mm NB shank (48.3 O.D.) with a 76mm ball to take 32mm NB handrail tube.
40mm NB shank (48.3 O.D.) with a 76mm ball to take 40mm NB handrail tube.
40mm NB shank (48.3 O.D.) with a 90mm ball to take 40mm NB handrail tube.
Finish
Finished handrails can be supplied in the following finishes.
1) Self Colour,
2) Vented - prepared for galvanising (Tubular only)
3) Red oxide metal primer,
4) Hot dipped galvanised to BSENISO 1461, for corrosive and exposed areas.
Tubular Handrail Balls Base Plates
25mm N.B. (62mm O.D.) As detailed on previous page
32mm N.B. (76mm O.D.)
40mm N.B. (76mm O.D.)
40mm N.B. (90mm O.D.)
Crimp Connectors
90° connector to suit 25mm N.B.
Straight connectors to suit 25mm N.B
Wall palm connectors to suit 25mm.N.B.
Crimping Tool
to suit 25mm N.B. Gas Tube
Gas Tube 1387 (Plain end)
Available in lengths of 6.4 mtrs - self-colour or galvanised in 20mm N.B., 25mm N.B., 32mm N.B. & 40mm N.B.
Handrail Bends
We offer the ultimate in handrail bends with
Platform return bends, Angle bends, Ramp bends & Stair return bends,
Wreath bends left and right hand & Dual left & right
Straight Dimpled
Connector
Wall Palm
Connector
90° Dimpled
Connector
Handrail Standards (Solid)
Solid forged handrail standards can be supplied to suit customer’s requirements. Whether it be one, two or even three ball standards or even different ball centres
we can facilitate these in the manufacturing process. The standard centres are usually 500mm or 550mm but variations such as 420mm, 450mm or even 533 can
be acceptable.
Finish
Finished handrails can be supplied in the following finishes.
1) Self Colour,
2) Red oxide metal primer,
3) Hot dipped galvanised to BSENISO 1461, for corrosive and exposed areas.
Height
The minimum height for staircases:- Handrails should be between 900mm and 1000mm above the pitch line.
Platform walkways and landings: - Should be 1100mm above the walking surface.
Spacing
Max spacing in mm of mild steel solid handrail standards where intensity of horizontal loading = 0.36 kn/m
Specification Height of standard
900 950 1000 1050 1100 1150 1200
32mm solid x 60mm dia ball 1635 1550 1473 1405 1245 N/A N/A
38mm solid x 70mm dia ball 1800 1800 1800 1800 1800 1800 1800
Max spacing in mm of mild steel solid handrail standards where intensity of horizontal loading = 0.74 kn/m
Specification Height of standard
900 950 1000 1050 1100 1150 1200
32mm solid x 60mm dia ball This Pattern not suitable
38mm solid x 60mm dia ball 1333 1265 1200 1143 830 N/A N/A
Solid Handrail Balls
25mm N.B. (62mm O.D.)
How to Order Handrail Standards (Self help, detailed Order Sheets Available.)
1) Firstly contact your local ASD metal services Branch
2) Select finish
3) Select height
4) Select ball centres
5) Select diameter of ball/shank
6) Select outside diameter of handrail
7) Select type of base
8) Select angle of rake/pitch (if side fixing whether left or right)
9) Sit back and wait for delivery
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