I am a teacher who needs help desperately. Does the ANSI 117.1 Code specifically require handrails on risers of two or more in a commercial building? Is this a state requirement, a federal requirement or simply a local regulation? See how incredibly stupid I am? My mom entered a commercial doctor's office and fell descending two risers that were out of code compliance according to size and the risers did not have a handrail. We are working with an evil insurance company and they are stating that they cannot assume liability even though there were two code violation citations. The building was remodelled in the 1980's but the city code regulating these violations dated back to 1979. I would like to know if it is a state code, a federal code or just a local code which cites the necessity for handrails and riser size requirements. HELP! What does ANSI 117.1 state relating to this matter?
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