Risk Area
Stairs

Risk Area
Stairs

Real Safety Contact Info:

+45 26 11 44 66
realsap@realsap.com

Torben Farup Henriksen

Founder and Business Development

+45 27 84 90 44
torben@realsap.com

The Risks 

Stairs are a high-risk area when it comes to slipping or falling. 

The primary cause of accidents is the lack of friction on the edge of the tread nose due to poor stair grip.

The 90 degrees angle is where footing must be regained once out of balance. Often, this is also where you slip. It can have huge consequences if you have an accident on a set of stairs.

Safe traffic on stairs requires good and safe physical conditions. these include:

  • Good lighting throughout the area
  • Good friction on the treads but also on the angle of every step
  • A solid and safe railing with a good grip
  • Visible and clear marking of the nosing – for example by having contrasting colours

To mitigate the risk, it’s useful to remember these tips:

  • Do not run up and down stairs – walk at a normal pace
  • Use the handrail – always keep one hand on the rail for balance
  • Make sure to have a clear line of sight when you carry something
  • Keep it clean

Real Safety solutions

Real Safety solutions

We can help make treads and steps as visible and slip proof as possible using our non slip step covers and step nosing solutions.

In addition to using FRP anti slip material for stairs which increases stair grip generally, we also like to use a contrast colour on the nose of non slip steps to increase visibility and distinguish level differences. It can make a big difference. Our most popular colour combination is a black tread with a yellow nose, but any RAL colour can be made to order.

Our anti slip material for stairs are part of ongoing solution developments and experience from over 15 years of supplying the Offshore, Oil and Gas industry.

Step Covers
Step Nosing
Stair Treads
Landing Covers

Real Safety Contact Info:

+45 26 11 44 66
realsap@realsap.com