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.
For embedding in new pour concrete, Amstep 200 series is what you need. Super hard abrasives locked into an aircraft grade aluminum base for long life. Easy to install with a continuous integral anchor for a secure hold regardless of the length of the stair. Coming in widths from 1 3/8” to 4” and eight standard colors with custom colors available Amstep has a myriad of options. Glow in the Dark is also available in all the 200 Series Stair Nosings.
For California Title 24 compliant stair nosing, check out Series 224A!
Amstep 300 Series stair nosings go over existing stairs and provide 3 to 5 inches of durable non slip surface for your visitors, fans, patrons and employees. They can go over worn out existing embedded nosings or provide a new non slip front edge to a worn or slippery step. They come in many colors and provide a visual contrast to the front edge of your steps. They are available with Sightline and Glowline options for increased visibility even in the dark.
The Amstep 500 series, for renovating existing staircases, is crafted from heavy-duty extruded aluminum and fitted with our exclusive, anti-slip, abrasive particle composite. Available in sizes ranging from 8″ to 11″. Deeper steps can be accommodated with multiple pieces (contact
our sales department). These easy-to-install treads provide an affordable option for improving stairway safety and providing long-lasting durability
For heavy duty industrial areas and greasy environments, many customers turn to our 700 Series. Originally developed for use in mass transit systems, these treads can withstand the severe industrial conditions and heavy traffic. They are specially designed to disperse liquids, dirt, and other contaminants without delaminating or cracking. These treads are offered in 8 to 11 inch depths and can be configured to cover depths even greater than 11 inches.
Whether it’s a dark corridor or a small staircase at a popular nighttime venue, Glowline™ adds a bright, photoluminescent glow to any of our treads and nosings. Rather than using budget tape or phosphorus liquids, Amstep’s Glowline™ material exists within our non-slip composite for increased durability and visibility
For applications which require higher visibility such as schools, train stations, marine vessels, and sports stadiums, Amstep Products offers the Sightline option. This choice is perfect for installation in dimly lit areas or for providing clearer and safer steps for the visually impaired. Sightline can be added to any of our Series 200, 300, 500, or 700 nosing and treads, and is available in any combination of standard colors.
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.