Indoor Stair SafetyAlmost every building contains a set of stairs, and stair safety is an important consideration for all of them. Whether it’s a residential property or an industrial facility, accidents can and do happen. Builders want to be sure that the stairs they provide are safe for everyone, and owners can benefit from minimizing the risk of injuries by utilizing the appropriate indoor stair treads.
Stair treads are an important aspect of stair safety. A good tread can increase the grip a person has on a stair, possibly preventing any slip and fall injuries. According to the National Safety Council, more than 10,000 incidents involving stairs are reported annually.
Things to Consider
There are a variety of non slip stair treads that are available for indoor use. All of these are designed to minimize the risks involved in ascending and descending stairs and can help to prevent injuries. When choosing the appropriate stair treads, you will need to consider certain variables:
• Traffic – While interior stair treads do not need to withstand the harsh changes in weather, traffic can also cause treads to wear out and become ineffective. Consider the amount of foot traffic, then choose a tread that can withstand the volume.
• Cost – When installing or retrofitting commercial stair treads, you should consider your budget. Most types of stair treads are inexpensive, but some may be slightly more difficult to implement. Non-slip paint may be the least expensive option, as stairs simply need to be cleaned and prepared. Other options include installing stair treads that are anchored by bolts or extruded anchors. Choose the best option which will best fit your budget.
• Maintenance – Replacing stair treads is something that all business owners will eventually have to do as the grip material slowly wears. Nosings, anti-slip paint, or inset treads and grip tape will all eventually need to be replaced, especially in high-traffic areas. Amstep Products non slip stair treads made from aircraft grade aluminum are the best long term solution to this problem.
• Requirements – Certain applications may have visibility requirements for specific uses. Indoor stair treads come in a range of colors and styles to meet any regulatory requirements.
Amstep Products has over 100 years of experience with stair treads and nosings. Contact us today, and let our skilled team help you find the indoor stair treads that best meet the needs of your application.