Inspecting Handrails & Railings

This photo was taken at a rural country club.  This scoreboard has more than 3 risers with no handrail, and the railings are horizontal as opposed to vertical.  Recommendation would be made for installation of a handrail as well as placement of vertical balustrades or enclosure of the open railings.

The lesson here is never leave your car without the tape measure in your pocket.  These balustrades were well over the standard 4″ to 6″ preferred by insurance companies, so I used my pen to gauge their distance.

US currency bills are are 2.61 inches wide and 6.14 inches long and can be used to as a standard for a specified length.

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