Anti slip stair nosing, particularly those used in high footfall areas either inside or outside, will need to be compliant with the Disability Discrimination Act (DDA) but also meet with Building Regulation. So what makes an anti slip stair nosing DDA compliant and meets the building regulation requirements?
Anti Slip Stair Nosing - Regulation Compliance
In order for the anti slip stair nosing to be compliant with the DDA and building regulations they need to have a highly visible contrast between the main step and the edge. The difference is determined by the Light Reflective Value (LRV) which helps those that have a visual impairment. In addition, the Slip Resistance Value needs to be calculated to understand the level of slip risk of a surface.
The Heavy duty anti slip stair nosing fitted must also meet the standards stated in building regulation Document M. For additional detail about the Light Reflection Value, Slip Resistance Value and the Building Regulations, please visit our Stair Nosing and Edging Technical Information page.
Anti Slip Stair Nosing – A sound business decision
In today’s compensation culture, a slip or fall on businesses premises can occasionally result in a claim. The amounts claimed ranges from around a thousand pounds through to tens of thousands of pounds, dependent on the severity of the injury sustained and proof that insufficient action was taken by the company was a contributory factor in the cause of the accident. Naturally, businesses will want to avoid the situation in the first place and therefore anti slip stair nosing can help.
Alongside the potential financial impact of a claim, the reputational damage to the business must also be considered. Therefore it makes business sense to ensure that all stair cases that require an anti slip surface have the heavy duty anti slip stair nosing fitted.
As can be seen, there are some very good reasons to ensure that businesses and public areas have their stair cases fitted with anti slip heavy duty stair nosing, not only financial but also reputational.
If you would like to discuss how we can help you with our range of anti slip heavy duty stair nosing, please give us a call on 0208 866 8664.