GRP Modular Handrails

6 Popular Uses Of GRP Handrails

Here at Engineered Composites, we are proud to supply and install GRP handrails for a number of industries and purposes. GRP handrails that we supply are available in two different options; GRP standard handrails and GRP modular handrails. GRP is an incredibly popular choice for handrails as it requires little maintenance or upkeep, and the material is highly durable.

Before we go into the SIX most popular uses of GRP handrails, let’s take a look at both types of handrails that we supply so that you can get a better understanding of both options…

GRP Standard Handrails – Our standard handrails are the most popular type of handrail that offer incredible durability, robustness and sturdiness. The standard handrail that we supply typically consist of four profiles which are available in 6 metres lengths. The handrail system meets all the requirements of BS 4592:0 2006+A1 2012 Industrial Flooring, Stairs and Handrails for Heavy Duty (0.74kN/m).

GRP Modular Handrails – Engineered Composites also supply and install GRP modular handrail systems that offer a cost-effective and lasting alternative to conventional metallic materials. Modular handrails are excellent for durability and are well-known for outperforming traditional materials such as timber, steel, and aluminium equivalents.

GRP Modular Handrails

6 Popular Uses Of GRP Handrails

For Construction

GRP Handrails are regularly supplied and installed for various companies in Construction to improve workplace health and safety. Construction is one of those industries that typically poses more potential risks than most and therefore, it’s essential to have all the necessary safety measures in place. Furthermore, all GRP handrails supplied for construction are fire-retardant and rigorously tested after production to ensure that they are 100% fit for purpose and comply with all latest regulations.


Another hugely popular industry for GRP handrails is Rail. It is a legal requirement to have handrails fully installed within railway infrastructure to help safeguard pedestrians from the train track and also to help pedestrians who may have mobility issues. GRP handrails are commonly installed and used for stairways, platform handrails, and walkways within the Rail infrastructure. GRP modular handrails are our number one recommendation for Rail with products available in yellow and green.


GRP handrails, both standard and modular, are commonly supplied for Manufacturing. Health and safety within Manufacturing workplaces is absolutely essential for the safeguarding of workers and employees. Within Manufacturing, handrails are commonly installed for walkway support, stairways, and also guarding machinery. By no means should workers have to take a health risk in order to get from one workstation to another and that’s where GRP handrails can really assist. 


When workers are working within electrical workstations, they are subject to various electrical risks that are potentially very hazardous and sometimes even fatal. Therefore, you should ensure that handrails are installed throughout the workplace where access is required. Both GRP standard and GRP modular handrails are fantastic options for keeping workers safe when in the vicinity of electrical equipment and electrical machinery.


Engineered Composites are also able to supply GRP handrails for the Marine industry. Handrails are absolutely essential and should be installed for pedestrian safety when walking onto boats and also installed to prevent trips and falls from high levels. GRP handrails are the perfect option for Marine and GRP material is the much better alternative to steel as it refuses to corrode and can easily withstand harsh weather conditions that Marine life presents.


GRP handrails can also be supplied and be easily installed for pedestrian bridges throughout the UK. Handrails can be supplied to local authorities in order to keep pedestrians safe when passing over bridges and walkways. All design standards can be met and our handrails provide low thermal conductivity which is ideal near new electrical installations or waters.

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Contact Engineered Composites

For more information regarding GRP standard handrails or GRP modular handrails, please get in touch with our friendly team at Engineered Composites today by calling us directly on 01244 676 0000 or use our contact form and we’ll get back to you promptly.

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