Aluminum stair nosing
Understanding why we slip on the stairs – the first step in preventing accidents.
The most serious injuries on the stairs occur during going down. They also occur on while going up, but their incidence is small and injuries are less severe in these cases. The cause of accidents when going down the stairs is divided into:
- Overstepping – when we do not identify the tread part of the step and step into the space in front of the step.
- Slipping – when there is not enough friction in the contact point of the step and our foot, we slip on the step.
If we can mitigate the causes of these two problems on the stairs, we will significantly increase safety and prevent almost all of these accidents. We will therefore find out how this can be done.
Overstepping occurs more often on narrow steps, which are usually also very steep. The foot is forced to tread on the step significantly forward and in low light conditions, or when all the stairs are the same color, it is very easy to make a mistake and place the foot in the free space in front of the next step and fall forward. Injuries in this type of fall are often very serious, and can cause permanent injury or death. Truly inconvenient.
When looking at the stairs from above, it quite common seems that the steps merge into one and form a ramp. This happens when the stairs are the same plain color, without any distinction between them. This problem is much more pronounced in an industrial environment where open mesh stairs are used to create a transparent mosaic without beginning or end.
Almost all healthy people go down the stairs in the same way. The foot is forwards on the step, with the ball of the foot sticking above the edge of the step, so that the toes are not on the step. We do not step on the main part of the step, it is only contacted when climbing the stairs. This way of walking up the stairs is so common that we can see the area where they are most worn out on almost all the stairs. Peeled paint, chipped wood, carpet fiber sticking out, clearly polished steel. This wear point is very small, only 20-25 mm on the tread side of the step and only about 10 mm on the vertical part of the step, usually close to the center of the step. Take a look at any stairs near you, you’ll see it. This constant wear causes the surface to smooth out and lose any traction right where we need it most. In addition, when the stairs are wet, dusty or greasy, there is a high risk of slipping.
One properly fastened quality product can solve the problem of overstepping and slipping at the same time – it is a non-slip stair nosing. Located just above the edge of the step, the non-slip stair nosing will do two things:
- provide a clear contrasting line that defines the edge of the step to prevent overstepping,
- create a robust high-traction zone exactly where it is needed, at the edge of the tread part.
PVC COLOUR INSERT
A special safety PVC insert with pure aesthetics is available in lightly graded color shades and three degrees of anti-slip properties: R10, R11, R12. Effective even in wet environments, with a long service life. Scratch resistant, easy to wash.
GLOW- IN-THE-DARK INSERT
Powerful, self-charging photoluminescent material applied to a thin aluminum sheet, encapsulated with a layer of glass pearls for good anti-slip properties, inserted into the profile of the aluminum stair nosing. In the dark or in an emergency, all the edges of the stairs light up and clearly define the path to safety. Hours of reliable brightness!
Aluminum Guide Lines
Individual tactile surface guidelines /tactile guide strips/ in shape of longitudinal ribs are made of stainless steel and ensure long lasting stable performance. They are also characterized by: good resistance to corrosion, abrasion, excellent resistance to weathering, ozone, sunlight and oxidation.
Tactile surface guidelines /tactile guide strips/ are made with pins and without pins in a variety of designs with a possible plastic insert inserted into the product.
The system has already proved good in train stations, banks, universities, entrance areas, etc.
- Minimal impact on staff/pedestrians during installation
- Quick and easy installation using a template on all surfaces, including concrete, ceramic tiles, asphalt, wood floors and
most other surfaces
- Embossed anti-slip surface, safe and non-slip
- Long-lasting product performance, impact resistant
- Low maintenance demands
- Walking possible immediately after installation, by full load after 24 hours
- They are modular and their universality allows endless configurations to adapt to new or existing surfaces and styles
- AISI-LINE has a height of 3.5 and 5 mm, which ensures that there will be never any danger on the road
- Stainless steel ensures stability and durability of the product indoors and outdoors
- AISI-LINE offers the specifiers the possibility to maintain the aesthetics of the substrate without limitation of tactile