Back9.8.7.7.(2)

ATTRIBUTION:

Functional Statement:

F20

To support and withstand expected loads and forces.

Objective:

OS2.1

 

APPLICATION:

Attachment of handrails to wood studs or blocking that serve a single dwelling unit, in buildings to which Part 9 applies [see Sentence 1.3.3.3.(1) of Division A for application of Part 9].
This also applies to handrails serving dwelling units in buildings to which Part 3 applies [see Sentence 1.3.3.2.(1) of Division A for application of Part 3], as stated in Sentence 3.3.4.7.(1).

INTENT:

To limit the probability of excessive spacing or inadequate placement of fasteners, or insufficient withdrawal resistance of fasteners, which could lead to the dislodgement of handrails, which could lead to persons falling, which could lead to harm to persons.
To provide an alternative to the requirements of Sentence 9.8.7.7.(1), in situations where traditional methods of fastening are used for handrails serving a single dwelling unit.

ATTRIBUTION:

Functional Statement:

F20

To support and withstand expected loads and forces.

Objective:

OS3.1, OS3.7

 

APPLICATION:

Attachment of handrails to wood studs or blocking that serve a single dwelling unit, in buildings to which Part 9 applies [see Sentence 1.3.3.3.(1) of Division A for application of Part 9].
This also applies to handrails serving dwelling units in buildings to which Part 3 applies [see Sentence 1.3.3.2.(1) of Division A for application of Part 3], as stated in Sentence 3.3.4.7.(1).

INTENT:

To limit the probability of excessive spacing or inadequate placement of fasteners, or insufficient withdrawal resistance of fasteners, which could lead to:
  • the excessive deflection or dislodgement of handrails under normal use, which could lead to persons falling, or
  • the excessive deflection or dislodgement of handrails being used by persons in an emergency situation, which could lead to delays in the evacuation or movement of persons to a safe place.
This is to limit the probability of harm to persons.