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I’m checking a guard rail in an assembly/egress location.  The section proposed gives a total deflection of post + top rail of about 14mm (9/16”) of the post hgt of 1070mm (42”).


For an assembly area this still seems a bit high. 


Also my client is proposing a top rail 1”x2” tube …


What do you think?




Thor A. Tandy P.Eng, C.Eng, Struct.Eng, MIStructE
Victoria, BC