Handrails

Discussion in 'Bryant Homes' started by Tony, Nov 27, 2006.

  1. Tony

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    The new house I purchased from Bryant has a terraced garden. The terraces have drops of over 2 metres and no fencing or handrailing is provided around these areas nor are there any handrails on the steps up to the higher terrace levels. I believe this is in breach of the HSE rules regarding unprotected drops of over 1.8 m. What would your opinion be of this. Should Bryant provide suitable handrailing to prevent falls from these terraces?

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    Hi Mark,

    The 2m rule applies to construction workers working at heights, for new homes it is less, so the answer is 'yes'.

    From NHBC Regualtions:
     

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