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railing tests

• Tuesday, January 26th, 2010

What pressures or “loads” do railings and balustrades need to withstand and how are these applied, tested or calculated?

Balustrades and railings are put in place with the basic purpose to protect users of buildings, and other areas, mainly from the danger of falling. In order for the railings to do this they must be designed and built not only to resist pressure on them but also impact.

Railings and balustrades pressures and loads »