The safety of stairs is regulated by relevant building codes to ensure a hazard free structure especially for the usage of seniors, handicapped and children.
Safety Stairs services include:
- Building Codes Service
- Stair Remodeling & Construction
- Senior Security
Depth of landing should equal width of stairs for maximum stair security. The number of steps between each landing cannot exceed 18, and handrails diameter should measure 4-5cm and circumference 12-14cm. Sides of staircase need to be fitted with banisters or 40 cm guardrails to prevent side falls.
Senior step security is critical to homes with elders. Stairs must be illuminated to the fullest with a light at each end of the staircase. Angular stair lighting and slip resistant step materials are common injury prevention techniques that improve depth perception and eliminate dangerous skids. Seniors who are unable to ascend or descend stairs can have their staircases fitted with safety lifts to carry them up and down.
Carry out injury and fall prevention stair maintenance by ensuring that steps are clutter free and edges of carpeting are well fastened.
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