Sports Arena & Event Facility Safety

In buildings with heavy pedestrian traffic, such as sports stadiums, amusement parks, and convention centers, slips and falls can be especially dangerous; not only do large crowds and packed areas increase the risk of accidents, they also make it harder to provide help if they do occur. Often containing thousands of stairs, these types of event facilities pose many safety risks that managers and owners must address and eliminate.

Installing proven safety features on stairways and walkways will help ensure optimal safety for employees and guests alike, thereby also limiting unnecessary costs and downtime. Below, we'll delve into some simple stadium safety tips and explore how to implement them best.

Stadium Safety Features: Stair Nosings

Protruding horizontal edges installed onto stairs to provide friction between people’s soles and the tops of the stairs, anti-slip stair nosings offer reliability and versatility in medium to heavy pedestrian traffic areas.

Amstep’s Series 300 anti-slip stair nosings, for instance, feature super-hard abrasives locked into a sturdy, extruded aluminum base, which is heat treated for added strength. Available in various widths and tread thicknesses and ideal for both indoor and outdoor applications, Series 300 can be mounted onto a variety of stair types including concrete, terrazzo and wood stairs.

Easy to install and maintain, nosings can substantially reduce the risk of injuries and fatalities in all types of arenas and stadiums.

Glow-in-the-Dark Stair Nosings

For arenas that hold events at night, extra precaution must be taken to ensure guests can easily navigate themselves in limited lighting, so slightly different stadium safety tips are recommended. In the event of an emergency or power outages, people must be able to quickly and easily find their way to safety. This is especially important for ensuring the safety of young children, people with vision impairments, and the elderly.

Glow-in-the-dark stair nosings allow pedestrians to easily distinguish between each step and better judge distances, reducing the risk of missteps and accidents.

Amstep's Glowline™ glow-in-the-dark nosings and treads absorb natural and artificial light to emit a bright glow once the light source is removed. Certified UL1994 compliant, Glowline™ is constructed of the same materials — and features the same slip resistance — as our other anti-slip stair nosings and treads, which is often not the case with other manufacturers’ options.

Requiring minimal maintenance, Glowline™ is available for all Amstep Series 200, 300, 500, and 700 treads and nosings. In addition to sports and event arenas, these nosings are often used in automotive service garages, lecture halls, and office buildings.

Updating Your Facility's Stair Safety Features

Besides ensuring the safety of all arena employees and guests, stair nosings also help keep down costs, as stairways outfitted with reliable stadium safety features will ultimately require less maintenance and require fewer renovations over time.

Available in a range of different materials to meet specific application needs, Amstep’s stair nosings and treads are available for installation on both brand-new and old stairways. With minimal maintenance requirements, replacement is also easy once nosings have worn out.

To learn more about the benefits offered by our stadium safety products such as stair nosings and treads, or to discuss how we can help increase the safety at your arena or stadium, contact the expert team at Amstep today.