What makes stairs safer?
The outcome is the document “What Makes Stairs Safer?”
It identifies 5 key features of a stair that need in depth consideration when stair safety is the goal - and it became apparent that it was not just the slip resistance of a tread surface which is important.
Step Dimensions – Stair Nosings – Handrails – Lighting – Maintenance
All play a linking part, and this UKSRG document is structured such that the main aspects of these features are clearly identified, but deliberately not in too much depth. Then for full details of any one element, a comprehensive ‘Further Reading’ reference list is included, which then gives the detailed and independent back-up to the guidelines highlighted in the document.