As a business owner, ensuring the safety of your employees and clients is of paramount importance. Fortunately, keeping walkways and raised areas safe is simple with fast-to-install stanchion handrails by Global Industrial.
Stanchions are suitable as a guardrail, to provide fall protection at the edge of a floor, walkway or platform. They can also be used to install a handrail on a platform, walkway, stairway or step ladder.
Our strong, versatile stanchions allow property owners to install railings on stairs, put in guide rails around potentially dangerous areas, or mezzanine safety railings. They’re even suitable for building shopping-cart return stations for retail car parks.
What are the safety requirements for stanchions?
Australian safety standards state that the height of a handrail above the floor must be between 900mm and 1100mm. However, in places where fall from height is significant it’s recommended to increase the height to at least 1000mm.
If being used as a guardrail, these must be designed to sustain a single acting force of 600 Newton. They must also be able to sustain a minimum of 350 N/m acting downwards or outwards at any part of the system.
Global Industrial stanchions come in standard sizes, meaning if you need to replace, repair or extend your hand railing, getting the right section is no fuss. The versatile and functional design, with various handrail stanchion spacing options available, support a range of different railing types. Get the right fit no matter the task at hand.
AS1657 Compliant Guardrails and Handrails
Built and designed in-house, Global stanchions and handrails are built to Australian standards and for Australian conditions.
Browse our website to find out more about Global Industrial stanchions can work for you, or how we can help you select the right stanchion for your workplace, or contact your local Global stanchion specialist.