If there is a change in level to the side of an accessible path that is between 200mm and 600mm then edge protection is required to avoid dangerous falls Edge protection should be a colour contrasted kerb at minimum of 75mm height If the change in level to side of accessible path is greater than 600mm then a guard rail that complies with Saudi Building Code is required.

Openings can include grates or grilles for landscape or drainage. Small holes can catch canes and wheels and should be avoided. Large unmarked openings such as for tree pits or where construction is not completed will not be allowed in or adjacent to accessible paths. Following should not be located in accessible paths:o Drainage inlets o Catch basins o Tree grates Where these are already located in accessible path, they should be either relocated or a new accessible path found