Category Archives: Stair Safety

Anti Slip Stair Nosing the Basics

Anti Slip Stair Nosing inquiry has increased dramatically in the last few years. A significant percentage of inquiry is based around the types of nosing and how we install it. It is important to understand some of the terms when researching so here are some stair basics. A "flight" of stairs is defined as a…
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Do I really need Stair Nosing?

Do I really need Stair Nosing? Stair nosing is a section of anti slip product placed at the toe contact area of a stair tread. It should always be placed in a specific position providing a secure contact point for the toe when climbing or descending. It should always contrast the stair tread to ensure…
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Slip Fall Liability

Slip Fall Liability Slip fall liability is rapidly climbing the litigation action ladder. According to Worksafe one of the most common kind of accident is caused by loosing traction on a wet or slippery floor, external access surface, or tripping on stairs. It is commonplace for things to fall or drip on a floor during…
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Stair Nosing and your Compliance

Stair Nosing and your Compliance 2015 has seen a massive increase in commercial and industrial stair nosing and TGI (Tactile Ground Indicator) retrofits. The driving force behind this increase is are the changes in the BCA (Building Code of Australia) and the revised AS 4586. For the sake of simplicity I wanted to identify the…
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