Approved Document M sets out guidelines to enable all people to travel around a building without discomfort or risk of personal injury. In a hospital this is particularly important, as patients’ mobility may be impaired through injury or illness and will rely on easy access and navigation of the building.
Approved Document M outlines recommended handrail dimensions to ensure good grip and minimise the risk of a patients arm getting stuck behind it:
- circular handrails should be between 32mm and 50mm in diameter
- handrails should project between 50mm and 75mm from the wall
- the distance from the crank of the bracket to the underside of the handrail should be 50mm minimum
- return to wall ends are recommended to prevent clothing or carried objects getting caught
Introducing Acrovyn® Handrails
The CS Acrovyn handrail selection offers the perfect choice of finishes to provide functionality, safety and exquisite style.
From a simple Acrovyn® handrail, to sustainable timber handrails with stainless steel accessories, the CS range is fully compliant with Approved Document M, and comes in a wide range of colours to help with visual contrast.