Adding Handrails to Your Mezzanine Floor

In the UK, it is currently a requirement for all exposed edges on a mezzanine floor to be protected in line with the current British Standards and Building Regulations approved document.

Prior to completing the installation of a new mezzanine floor, it is vital that all appropriate safety precautions have been put in place to protect the individuals that will be using it.

First Floors offer a wide variety of different handrail options to suit any project, as the choice largely depends on what characteristics are required by your business. With that said, it can sometimes be difficult to pinpoint the exact requirements your business has!

Before choosing any protective handrails for your new mezzanine floor, ask yourself these questions:

  • Who will see these handrails?
  • How durable do these handrails need to be?
  • What environment are these handrails going to be installed in?

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Consider Your Industry

It is important to understand the way in which your mezzanine will interact with your business. For example, in the retail sector, your mezzanine will be seen everyday by customers who constantly be making use of the handrails; therefore you will need an aesthetically pleasing handrail that is durable and robust.

Retail environments that look great are more likely to give customers a positive impression of your business, add value to your services and play an important role in customers’ overall product evaluation.

Away from retail, factories or warehouses may require a slightly different approach. You may want to choose a handrail that is built to withstand heavy industrial stresses such as knocks from pallets and machinery. Industrial handrails come with all the features you need to ensure good performance in a warehouse or factory environment.

For more information about our range of mezzanine handrails, contact us today on 01789 764172.

First Floors Mezzanine (UK) Ltd specialise in all aspects of mezzanine floors & flooring, including mezzanine floor design, manufacture and installation, suspended ceilings and partitioning.