## What is the OSHA standard for stairs?

Riser height shall be from 6 to 7.5 inches (15.24 to 19.05 cm), stair width a minimum of 22 inches (55.88 cm) between vertical barriers, tread depth a minimum of 12±2 inches (30.48±5.08 cm), and tread nosing shall be straight leading edges. Stair landings shall be at least 20 inches (50.8 cm) in depth.

## What is California Code for stairs?

(1) The rise of every step in a stairway shall be not less than 4 inches nor greater than 7 1/2 inches. (2) The run shall not be less than 10 inches as measured horizontally between the vertical planes of the furthermost projection of adjacent treads.

**Does OSHA require stair landings?**

Both OSHA and IBC require landings at the top and bottom of the stairs, although IBC landings are larger, typically 4′ square. IBC also requires an intermediate landing on stairwells for stairwells over 12′ high, as well as handrail extensions at the bottom landing.

### What are stair dimensions?

Standard Stair Dimensions Standard straight-run stairs have dimensions of a stair width of 36 inches or 91.4 centimeters, a stair tread depth of 11 inches or 28 centimeters, a stair riser size of 7 inches or 18 centimeters, and a length from the bottom to the top of the stairs of 10 feet or 3 meters.

### What is the building regulations for stairs?

The following rules must be met: The individual rise must be between 150mm and 220mm. The individual going must be between 220mm and 300mm. The Pitch of the stair cannot be greater than 42 degrees.

**What is standard width of stairs?**

The average stair width in America is about 36″ wide which is actually the minimum according to most building codes. Though the entire 36″ isn’t used, it is enough to account for handrails which can take up a few inches.

#### What is the standard for stair treads and risers?

Stair Treads Stair riser heights shall be 7 inches (178 mm) maximum and 4 inches (102 mm) minimum. Stair tread depths shall be 11 inches (279 mm) minimum. The riser height shall be measured vertically between the leading edges of adjacent treads.

#### What is the standard step height for stairs?

7 ¾ inches

In the United States, the step height standard should be between 7 or 7 ¾ inches at the most, and no less than 4 inches. You should follow other measurements if given by local building codes. In Canada, the maximum step riser height is 8 ¼ inches.

**What is the minimum step size?**

Standard Stair Tread Depth Requirements IBC 1011.5. 2 requires that stair treads be 11 inches (279mm) minimum measured horizontally between the vertical planes of the foremost projection of adjacent treads and at a right angle to the treads leading edge.

## What is the standard step height?

Riser Heights In the United States, the step height standard should be between 7 or 7 ¾ inches at the most, and no less than 4 inches. You should follow other measurements if given by local building codes. In Canada, the maximum step riser height is 8 ¼ inches.

## What is the minimum width of a stair?

Staircase Width: 36 Inches, Minimum Staircase width refers to the side-to-side distance if you were walking up or down the stairs. According to the IRC, this distance must be at least 36 inches and does not include handrails.

**What is the standard stair step height?**

### How long do stairs need to be to go up 8 feet?

For most homes, the length of a flight of stairs is between 9 and 12 feet long. The total length of a flight of stairs for an 8-foot ceiling is approximately 9-feet long.

### What is the 18 rule for a staircase?

Rule one says that rise plus run (r+R) should equal 18 inches. Why? That’s what most people find to be a comfortable stride on most stairs. You can cheat a bit up or down, but below 17” and more than 19” will result in steps that require strides either too big or too small for most people.

**What is the maximum step height?**

Dimensions of treads and risers. The maximum riser height shall be 7 3/4 inches (197 mm) and the minimum tread depth shall be 9 1/2 inches (241 mm) plus nosing. Treads may be undercut a distance equal to the nosing.