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2022 California Standards for Accessible Design Guide (effective January 1, 2023)


ETA Editor's Note

This Guide contains only the excerpts from California Building Code Chapter 16 that are adopted by Division of the State Architect - Access Compliance (DSA-AC). To see the entire Chapter, consult California Code of Regulations, Title 24, Part 2 - 2022 California Building Code (2022 CBC), available for purchase from International Code Council (http://www.iccsafe.org).

1607.9 Loads on handrails, guards, grab bars, shower seats, dressing room bench and seats.

1607.9.2 Grab bars, shower seats and accessible benches.

Grab bars, shower seats and accessible benches shall be designed to resist a single concentrated load of 250 pounds (1.11 kN) applied in any direction at any point on the grab bar, shower seat, or seat of the accessible bench so as to produce the maximum load effects. [DSA-AC & HCD 1-AC] See Chapter 11A, Section 1127A.4, and Chapter 11B, Sections 11B-609.8, 11B-610.4 and 11B-903.6, for grab bars, shower seats and dressing room bench seats, as applicable.


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