4 step rule

Does the 4 step handrail requirement apply to exterior steps ??

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Those in the photo… technically YES, but… NO, not until after the lawsuit when someone trips and falls and injures themselves.

Even if it weren’t required, is there less of a danger of falling just because of the location of the steps? Regardless of code, if it’s a safety hazard I’d report on it.

There appears to be significant run deviation which is a trip hazard in itself. Call it out…

I would call out the different run measurements but that is all since there is not a drop off of 30 inches.