How many steps require a handrail IBC?
Regarding this, how many steps can you have before you need a handrail?
To get to your question - the code doesn't refer to the exterior in steps but states from finished floor or platform to finished grade in excess of 30" requires a guard rail. It's with interior they mention any stairway with more than 3 risers (2 steps) will require a handrail.
Beside above, do three steps require a handrail? Editorial Adviser Mike Guertin replies: Since your stairs will have only three risers, you don't need to install a handrail. That said, it's important to count the number of risers accurately.
Also know, does one step require a handrail?
The answer is one. On a commercial building, built to the IBC, a single step would require a hand rail. However, generally a sindle step isn't allowed or at least is discouraged. The code requires an elevation change of up to a foot be accomplished by a sloped surface but makes some exceptions.
What is the code for hand railing?
On a stair, since handrail must be between 34" and 38", the handrail and the top of the guard can be one and the same. In commercial applications, the IBC requires a minimum height of 42". On stairs, once there is a 30" drop, a handrail will be required and placed between 34" and 38" above the nosing.