Risk Area
Stairs

Risk Area
Stairs

Real Safety Contact Info:

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. The 90 degrees angle is where footing must be regained once out of balance. Often, this is also where you slip.

Safe traffic on stairs requires good and safe physical conditions, including:

  • Good lighting
  • Good friction on the treads and on the angle of every step
  • A solid and safe railing with good grip
  • Visible and clear marking of the nosing by having contrasting colour

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

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

Real Safety solutions

Real Safety solutions

We can help make treads and stairs as visible and slip proof as possible.

We like to use a contrast colour on the nose of a step to increase visibility and distinguish level differences. Our most popular colour combination is a black tread with a yellow nose, but any RAL colour can be made to order. Our solutions are part of ongoing developments and experience from over 15 years of supplying the Offshore, Oil and Gas industry.

Step Covers
Step Nosing
Stair Treads
Landing Covers

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