All decks and landings that are raised by more than 600mm are protected by balustrade to prevent falls. This balustrade is made from solid wood which is constructed to be strong enough to stop any unwanted falls but open enough to allow teachers to see what is going on. The firmly fixed bars are carefully spaced to avoid entrapment of hands and heads and each section is topped with a shaped handrail. For extra security we build our balustrade at 750mm high to make even the adults feel secure when they climb up to the deck.
Again all edges are rounded and smoothed before the whole thing is coated in 2 coats of acrylic varnish which is easy to wash if this is necessary.