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PDFWAC 296-307-26030

What requirements apply to railings and handrails on fixed stairs?

Standard railings must be provided on the open sides of all exposed stairways and stair platforms. Handrails must be provided on at least one side of closed stairways, preferably on the right side descending. Stair railings and handrails must be installed according to WAC 296-307-250.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.040. WSR 98-24-096, § 296-307-26030, filed 12/1/98, effective 3/1/99. WSR 97-09-013, recodified as § 296-307-26030, filed 4/7/97, effective 4/7/97. Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.040, [49.17.]050 and [49.17.]060. WSR 96-22-048, § 296-306A-26030, filed 10/31/96, effective 12/1/96.]
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