Everest Bleachers carries a large selection of bleacher that comply with the 2006 international building code. Code compliant bleachers are a requirement of every US state. It is the buyer’s responsibility to make sure their bleachers comply with this code. A few key sections of IBC 2006 include:
Section 1003.2.12 Guards. Guards shall be located along open-sided walking surfaces, platforms and landings which are located more than 30 inches above the floor or grade below. Guards shall also be located along sides of stairways and landings that are located more than 30 inches above the floor or grade below.
Section 1004.3.1 Aisles. Aisles shall be provided from all occupied portions of the exit access which contains seats. Aisles serving reviewing stands, grandstands and bleachers shall also comply with Section 1008.
Section 1008.8 Assembly aisles are required. Every occupied portion of any occupancy in Group A that contains seats shall be provided with aisles leading to exits in accordance with this section.
Section 1008.8, Exception. An aisle is not required in seating facilities where all of the following conditions exist:
Section 1008.13.3 Guards at the end of aisles. A fascia or railing system complying with the guard requirements of Section 1003.2.12 shall be provided for the full width of the aisle where the foot of the aisle is more than 30 inches above the floor or grade below. The railing shall be a minimum of 36 inches high and shall provide a minimum 42 inches between the top of the rail and the nosing of the nearest tread.
Section 1008.14 Bleacher footboards. Bleacher footboards shall be provided for rows of seat above the third row or being at such a point where the seating plank is more than 24 inches above the ground or floor below. Where footboards are more than 30 inches above grade, openings between the seat and footboards shall not allow the passage of a sphere greater than 4 inches.