Anja Keller

Avoid misuse: conscious or unconscious purpose of alienation of stairs also increase the risk of accidents. No items, boxes or shelves on stairways must be placed. Even a short-term interim storage sites should be avoided. Use handrail/banister: no matter whether upstairs or downstairs, clinging to the handrail or banister can a fall nor weaken or prevent. “Keep perspective: for the transportation of goods, the motto is once again go dear”.

Too many items to cover the view and, to miss a level increases immensely. In the case of a fall a huge danger of injury through the falling cargo. Proper footwear: the accident statistics on stairs is cited by women. Offer high-heeled shoes, sandals or flip flops no safe gig area. It is so careful when wearing hazardous shoes. The second option would be good shoes with flexible soles and none or only a low heel. Damage report: the more one eliminates sources of danger and pitfalls are, the better.

Damaged and worn floors, protruding rails or broken edges of steps are just a few examples of causes of accidents. A quick message to the responsible operator or custodian can prevent serious injury. Climbing a staircase becomes a robotics construction/technical requirements for many regular users. Even small changes to the structure or dimension are perceived and can cause accidents. Here, you can reduce the risk of injury with respect to the safety and construction instructions. Safe dimensions: the stairs must be easily accessible. For this, guidelines were developed with the time considered particularly safe. For the optimum frequency of gang each level should have a Have rise by 17 cm and 29 cm in size appearance. The width of the porch must be adapted depending on the building use and number of stair users according to. Perception and lighting: Good visibility of stairs and steps is also an important point when action verhutenden the accident. The lighting must not hide, should make the stairs but spatially discernible. Still, the perception of the staircase can be supported by more factors. Colour different Cadence and risers are only a possibility. The edges of the steps should stand out from the rest of the site. For example, photoluminescent stair edge profiles or stair mark angle suitable. Handrails and railings: Safety and grip offer on stairs, handrails and railings. These must always reside in a damage-free condition and may represent no additional source of accident. Each staircase, which has more than four steps, must be fitted with a handrail on the wall for use for provides a secure hold on the stairs. The tread width is greater than 1.50 m, a railing is necessary on the free side of the stairs there. The height of the fall protection must be at least 1.00 m. In special cases, such as crash heights exceeding 12 m, the minimum height of the railing is 1,10 m. slipping: A particularly important point in the safety of the stairs is a sufficient slip resistance of the tread surface. Anti slip tapes, coatings anti-sliding or stair edge profiles can be applied depending on the intensity of use of the stairs. Most of these products produce a better visibility of the different levels at the same time. Regular inspections: A loose guard or the inappropriate stair edge profile represent dangerous tripping. With regular inspections of the condition of the staircase defects can be fixed promptly and to prevent such accidents. More detailed information on the subject of safe stairs”you find among other things in the BG-information 561 stairs”, as well as in the ASR “A1. 8 roads”. Anja Keller