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Handrails are the rails that one holds with the hand. They should have one paramount feature! That is to be easily and comfortably grasped. They are there to provide safety and support, particularly at the beginning and end of a stair and also where a stair changes direction. If someone needs help or assistance negotiating a stair they should be there, at a convenient height and be graspable.
Many older stairs have rails that are too wide. The old and ornate handrails are going out of fashion now because of the push from regulators to improve stair safety with things like continuous handrails floor to floor with no breaks.
Wall Rails are sometimes called grab rails are rails fixed to a side wall.
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