Safety Railings

Written by Krystin Spellman
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Railings are a necessity for balconies, terraces, and decks, ensuring that individuals have a barrier to prevent unnecessary falls. Safety railings are available through a number of manufacturers in both unassembled and pre-fabricated railing systems. Most manufacturers offer assistance in the installation processes, ensuring that your safety railing is secure enough to lean on.

Safety Railing Installation

When installing safety railing, floor flanges must be used every four feet to ensure that the railing posts are securely fastened. Because safety railing is situated at the base of a drop-off point, wall support is extremely limited, and will only exist at the railing edge at best. As a result, attaching a wall flange to a nearby wall is highly recommended.

When choosing railing material, consider the appearance that you would like your railing to have. Are you interested in combining safety with aesthetic appeal, or do you simply want a functional barrier to limit your liability? Safety railing is available in functional materials such as aluminum and steel, which aren't the most attractive options available, but will certainly do the trick. For those of you who want the safety railing to complement the décor of the business, consider selecting among brass and stainless steel materials.

Decorative railings can be extremely beneficial from a safety perspective, allowing you to keep your patrons safe without creating an eyesore. Metal rails can be combined with glass panels for a modern look, all the while ensuring the safety of others. Another popular option is to combine wood and metal railing for a more rustic look. The metal rods are attached to the floor with strong flanges, supporting a wood rail, which can also be fastened to a supporting wall. This creates a functional railing that is much more attractive than standard aluminum railing.

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