|Document ID (ISN)||111968|
|ISSN - Serial title
||1080-3548 - International Journal of Occupational Safety and Ergonomics
|Convention or series no.
||Sinisammal J., Saaranen P.
||Preferred handrail height for spiral stairs - A fitting trial study
||2010, Vol.16, No.3, p.329-335. Illus. 23 ref.
||Although stairways are in general thoroughly studied, there is little scientific data on spiral stairs. The purpose of this study was to determine preferred handrail heights for a spiral stairway. The most preferred handrail height for descent was 105 cm. On the other hand, 95% of the participants regarded handrail heights between 95 and 100 cm satisfactory for descending. Participants' anthropometric data was combined with the handrail height preference to develop a model to predict preferred handrail height according to the anthropometry of user populations.
||premises; stairs; design of equipment; safe layout
||ergonomics; anthropometry; subjective assessment; description of technique
||D - Periodical articles
||Ergonomics and work organization
|Broad subject area(s)