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Handrail profile for Accessibility
Handrail cross-section for stairways and ramps are required to comply with AS1428.1-2009. The Diameters of handrails are to be between 30mm-50mm and located not less than 50mm from adjacent walls with no obstructions to top 270˚ arc. Most users prefer the dimension of 30mm diameter as it allows for a better grip as the fingers can wrap around the handrail. Australian Standards allows for a round or oval shape profile for handrails. It is important to note that this profile of handrail is also required in fire-isolated stairways.