Handrail Safety Terminations

Handrail Safety Terminations are an integral part of metal handrails for the built environment. The International Code Councils (ICC) Residential Building Code, commonly called the IRC, refers to Handrail Safety Terminations as Safety Terminals within the model code. The different types of handrail safety terminations allow for a wide variety ornamental configurations for the termination of the handrails. Metal handrails are formed with bends and easings which create the safety termination and the ornamental pattern. Below are examples of different types of ornamental metal handrail safety terminations.

Tight Vertical Volute Roll Over Residential Safety Termination
Standard Vertical Volute Residential Safety Termination
Drop Step Roll Over Squared Lamb’s Tongue Residential Safety Termination
Simple Roll Over Lamb’s Tongue Residential Safety Termination
Handrail Returning To Wall Safety Termination
Horizontal Lateral also Know as a Horizontal Volute Safety Termination
Newel Post Residential Safety Termination
Large Drop Rolled Vertical Volute Safety Termination
Long Flat Roll Over Commercial Handrail Safety Termination
Commercial Pipe Handrail “P” Type Safety Termination
Long Drop Lamb’s Tongue with Under Curl Safety Termination
Long Drop Split Scroll Lamb’s Tongue Residential Safety Termination
Stainless Steel “P” type Pipe Handrail Return to Post Safety Termination
Stainless Steel 180 Degree Return Drop Safety Termination
Square Drop Lamb’s Tongue with Squared Under Curl Safety Termination
Extended Flat Square Drop Lamb’s Tongue Safety Termination
Loop Roll Split Post Handrail Safety Termination
Radius-ed Handrail Return to Wall Safety Termination
Roll Wave Return to Floor Safety Termination
Pipe Handrail Return to Floor Safety Termination
The Style of this Safety Termination is referred to as a Race Track Termination, as it never returns to a wall, guard, post or ground.