ADA, Building Codes, and Standards Relating to Handrails and Guards

This course will discuss the difference between handrails and guardrails, and building codes related to the design and installation of such rails. Gain knowledge of available resources to answer code-related questions.

Learning Objectives

  1. Explain the differences between handrails and guardrails.
  2. Discuss building codes related to the design and installation of handrails and guardrails.
  3. Apply the International Code Council’s I-Codes to handrails and guardrails.
  4. Understand the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) and Accessible and Usable Buildings and Facilities (ANSI A117.1) in relation to handrails and guardrails.

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