Stair Nosings

Stair and Tread Nosing

Stair and Tread Nosing is architecturally designed safety products, essential for owners of buildings where public and employee access occurs by steps. It is also vital where dedicated staircases are used for fire escape purposes. Building Codes for the construction of stairs and exits and Australian Standards for access and mobility now require all new buildings to include anti-slip stair treads.
Stair Nosing comes in three types
  1. Aluminium Stair Nosing
  2. Fibreglass Stair Nosing
  3. Anti-Slip Stair Nosing (Metal-Backed)
Slips and falls are one of the world’s leading causes of accidents and injuries. Many thousands of people are injured and killed every year as a result of slip and fail accidents.

Thousands more suffer injuries caused by falls onto hard surfaces from walkways in factories, mining/building sites and commercial/industrial complexes.

Falls on stairs account for over 60% of slip, trip and fall deaths in the work environment and can occur due to a number of reasons.

  • The visibility of the stairway
  • Slip resistance of stair treads
  • Dimensional geometry of stairs
  • Provision of suitable handrails

The visibility of safe stairs is critical to ensure that a person can prepare to ascent or decent. For people with normal’ vision this relies on visual clues such as handrails, good lighting conditions and high visibility of step nosing. Poor delineation of the step edge may confuse people negotiating the stairs, particularly in poor lighting conditions thus increasing the risk of a fall.

To highlight best practice, these safe stair and tread nosing features are required for disability access requirements within Australian Standards 1428.4.1.2009, Design for Access and Mobility; Part 1: General requirements for access – Buildings.

Our products can help you to reduce the risk of accidents and injuries in a variety of working environments. Please choose from the drop down list.