Guardrails have many applications, such as stairs,
work platforms and other platforms. Stairs with
four or more steps must have a guardrail.
For steps up to 1500 mm in width, the guardrail
must be mounted on the right side in the descending
direction. Steps wider than this require a
guardrail on both sides.
The mk 2040.16 profile has a diameter of 40 mm
that complies with the requirements of the
DIN EN ISO 14122-3 standard. Both the connection
equipment and the end caps of the hand rails have
large radii to prevent injuries.
Legal regulations specify various minimum heights
for guardrails. Guardrails on stairs must be at least
900 mm height, and guardrails on platforms must
be 1100 mm.
Min. height = 100 mm
Guardrails are always equipped with knee braces
(cross struts between two rail posts). The distance
from the knee brace to the platform floor can be
500 mm at maximum.
The distance between the posts must be less
than 1500 mm. The distance must be chosen so
that the guardrail can support a lateral force of
Stairs and Platforms