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Edge Protection

Colour-contrasted handrails on a ramp to a rail station platform in England. If this ramp were to be constructed in Canada, it would require colour-contrasting strips at the slope transition. The platform edge detail would also differ.

The edges of ramps and landings that are not at grade or adjacent to a wall should be protected.

Examples of edge protection are:

To address safety concerns associated with snow and ice, apply texture to the surface of ramps and use heated surfaces.