When the distance between the inner edge of the balustrade handrail and the shaft wall is up to 0,5m, the balustrade must have a minimum height of 0,7m. When the distance between the inner edge of the handrail and the shaft wall exceeds 0,5m the balustrade must have a minimum height of 1,1m.
Previously, the balustrade did not have specified strength requirements. With new requirements in EN-81-20, it must be able to withstand a force of 1 kN without elastic deformation greater than 50mm.
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