1. Non-Continuous (Open) Guardrail Bunk Bed.
1.End structure at the head of the bed
2.Guardrail height must be 5 inches or more above the mattress
3.Vertical spacing between rails and between the lowest rail and the mattress foundation or bed frame may not exceed 3½ inches
2. Continuous (Connected) Guardrail bunk Bed.
Note: Guardrail requirements apply to both sides of the bed when the bed is not secured against a wall.
4.End structure at the foot of the bed
6.An opening between the guardrail and the end structure at the head of the bed must be 15 inches or less
7.An opening between a guardrail and an end structure at the foot of the bed is based on the occupant's age
(see chart below for restrictions):
|6 years old||No more than|
22 inches wide
|7 years old||No more than|
23 inches wide
|8 years old||No more than|
24 inches wide
|over 8 years old||No more than|
25 inches wide