Steel Pipe
& Plastic


Steel Pipe Sleeved in Maintenance-Free Plastic

Ideal Shield’s unique Steel Pipe and Plastic Industrial Handrail System is manufactured in the USA and will not only significantly reduce installation costs but will also minimize long-term maintenance costs that can arise with traditional steel rail.

This simple, clean, and affordable safety railing system will look new for years to come. Manufactured with 1 1/4” schedule 40 and 80 steel sleeved in durable 1 1/2” HDPE plastic (1.9” OD) that is resistant to rusting, chipping and cracking, this industrial safety rail is the perfect fit for any facility. 

The system locks together with external aluminum magnesium Speed-Rail fittings with exclusive knurled 5/8’’ set screws, resulting in quick and easy installation. Unlike welded alternatives, Ideal’s modular handrail does not require on-site field welding and can be installed by non-specialized labor. With over 125 fittings available, our railing is simple to reconfigure on-the-fly.

Offered in a variety of colors, Ideal’s OSHA-approved railing includes styles such as 2-line, 3-line, picket, and decorative infill panels. The handrail can be plate-mounted, core-mounted, side-mounted, or removable applications.

If you’re looking to customize your railing, we also offer custom gate options as well as infill picket, mesh, and perforated panels. 

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Product Details

Pipe Posts: 1 ¼” schedule 80 steel pipe sleeved in HDPE plastic
Pipe Rail: 1 ¼”schedule 40 steel pipe sleeved in HDPE plastic
Height: Standard is 42" but can be customized
Speed Rail Fittings: External Aluminum magnesium alloy fittings
Install: Core-In, Surface-Mount, Side-Mount, Wall-Mount, or Non-Penetrating Base Plate

*Installation hardware not included

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Durable HDPE plastic

American Made

Made and Fabricated in the USA


One, Two or Three Line; Swing Gates Available

The Ideal



  • The premier industrial safety railing 
  • Never worry about painting the handrail again; sleeved in durable HDPE plastic 
  • Railing systems use external aluminum magnesium fittings, allowing for the lowest long-term maintenance cost
  • Anodized aluminum magnesium fittings are extremely corrosive resistant even against the harshest elements
  • Arrives on-site in fully assembled sections for quick and easy installation

Customized to Fit Your Needs

  • Can be built to meet OSHA requirements or any other building code requirements 
  • Core-mount, plate-mount, side-mounted and removable applications options
  • Standard size is 42″ tall with 5′ post spacing but can be customized to fit your exact needs 
  • Adjustable fittings offered for slopes and can be removed or reused to accommodate changing floor plans
  • Custom gate and configuration options available to fit your exact needs 
  • Available in a variety of styles; 2-line, 3-line, and with gates
  • Standard in safety yellow plastic sleeve but other colors available upon special request


Ideal Shield offers 8 different colors for the plastic sleeving on the Steel Pipe & Plastic Handrail system. Safety Yellow is the standard. Make sure to ask about our other color options.  

Yellow (Pantone 012C)
Black (Pantone 6C)
White (Pantone 663C)
Blue (Pantone 2736C)
Gray (Pantone 11C)
Red (Pantone 187C)


*Reproduction of web colors are not always “what you see is what you get” because colors on your monitor and the color produced physically can, and most likely will, vary. 


(Pantone 012C)


(Pantone 6C)


(Pantone 663C)



(Pantone 2736C)


(Pantone 11C)


(Pantone 187C)
Click on the color swatches for samples

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The Ideal Shield Pipe & Plastic Handrail is made of 1-1/4″ schedule 40 steel pipe rail and 1-1/4″ schedule 80 steel pipe post sleeved in a high-density polyethylene thermoplastic tube, secured by aluminum/magnesium alloy speed rail fittings. Ideal Shield rails are load tested and offered at 42″ height to meet OSHA Standard. The outside diameter of the finished handrail pipe is 1.9″ and standard height is 42″ to meet OSHA standards.
The handrail system can be installed by using our core-in, plate-mount, side-mount or cup-welded methods.
Any of the handrail system installation methods can enable the product to be removable and reusable if needed.
The Ideal Shield Handrail System is virtually maintenance-free. The steel pipe is sleeved in plastic. The combination creates a paint-free handrail system.
Custom configurations can be specified to meet all handrail needs. Handrail unit lengths come pre-assembled for easy installation.
The Ideal Shield Handrail System is delivered to your site packaged and on pallets in modular units or separate components ready for easy installation.
Yes, we can provide you will a steel sleeve that can be welded to your existing steel.

Our Customers

What our customers are saying

“We purchased some sign bollard covers from you all a few months ago and they work great! So far we’ve had 0 signs fall over in our parking lot. This time last year we had 2-3 fall over so already we’ve saved roughly $500 dollars in damages.”

William Myers - Amazon

“I have been truly impressed with the covers we bought from you so many years ago. They have been exposed to direct sunlight for years and have not faded one bit after all this time! Kudos!”

Mark C. - UBT

“First and foremost, we have loved the sign bases. They have gone through the various states of weather that Minnesota has to offer and they are withstanding the weather and doing a great job for us. At this time, we have all of our needs, however, after the Super Bowl and when we head into our spring events we could be looking to purchasing additional signs. ” 

Representative from US Bank Stadium, home of the Minnesota Vikings & Super Bowl 52

“This is just what we were looking for. Well made. We will be installing it next week. Everyone here is excited to have a railing to hang onto with winter coming. We at St. Cyprian thank you and your facility for help us.”

Carl Baltosiewich w/St. Cyprian

“Ideal Shield had some of the best prices on the market for bollards and covers. They were very easy to deal with and provided prompt shipment. The quality of the material was exceptional and a breeze to install.” 

James Harvill

“Steris Pharmaceutical chose Ideal Shield handrail because it’s sturdy, and the mounting brackets worked really well. Very happy with the product.”

Kevin Korb - Rite Hite

“When compared to other railing systems, Ideal Shield’s anchor system is cost-efficient and super strong – plus fully removable for relocation. Ideal Shield offers quality products that are very durable and never require painting.”

Donnie Frederick - Odessa College

“Ideal Shield has helped me out of many issues over the last couple of years. The restaurant business is always under a sense of urgency. It’s refreshing when someone drops everything & goes the extra mile to help. That is VERY rare this day & age.” 

Kari Carper - BDH Contracting

“I am speechless, I have never had a company go above and beyond what Y’all are doing for Us.  There are only two words to describe Ideal Shield Character and Integrity.  I will be sure to tell everyone I do business with about your company. ” 

Joe W. - AT&T

“Amazing customer service! I had many questions and multiple emails back and forth with them to match the correct product to my needs. They responded very quickly and precisely. Sales associate was exceptional to deal with! Amazing customer service! I had many questions and multiple emails back and forth with them to match the correct product to my needs. They responded very quickly and precisely. Sales associate was exceptional to deal with!”

Dave Albright

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