Edge protection depends on the use and environment the mezzanine floor will be situated in. For storage platforms and office area’s hand rail generally consists of 50x50x2.5 square hollow section posts 1130mm high. 33.7mm galvanised circular hollow section handrail at 1100mm high and 33.7mm galvanised circular hollow section knee rail at 550mm high. A mezzanine floor which will be used by the public and small children will require to have no gaps enabling a 100mm sphere to pass through. This can be overcome in a number of ways from MDF/Chipboard panels, steel bars at 100mm centres, open mesh panels to tempered glass panels, all depending on the use and your budget requirements. BS 6399 Part 1. BS 5950 Part 1.
Mezzanie Floor Hand & Knee Rail.
Generally, storage platforms require kick rails at the bottom of the hand rail posts to prevent the possibility of small objects being accidentally kicked off the edge of the mezzanine floor. It is good health and safety practice to install kick rails. This consist of a 2mm thick galvanised steel angle 100mm high screwed into the chipboard decking.