Updated: Feb 11
Stair nosing is a popular method used by the construction industry nowadays. It is designed for protecting stairs and preventing accidents that can occur from several causes. Stairs are mostly found in multi-store buildings. Whether the building is in a residential area or a workplace, safety is always the main concern. In this situation, a stair nosing system is the only choice to ensure everyone’s well-being.
What is Stair Nosing:
Stair nosing are thin strips of material fitted above the stairs to cover the sharp edges. The material can be steel, wood and other types. It is known that among all the other materials, FRP (Fibre-reinforced plastic) products are a better choice because of their strength, durability and anti-slip properties. There are many benefits that make them the best option for construction purposes.
Advantages of Stair Nosing System:
· SLIP RESISTANT:
It is found that many people slip when going up and down the stairs. To decrease the chance of falls and stumbles and prevent accidents, fitting anti-slip stair treads is the solution!
· PROTECTS THE SHARP EDGES:
This is one of the main benefits of installing a stair nosing system. The materials are made in a way that increases the width which offers extra space for steps and covers the edges to keep it safe. The additional space makes it easier for people to place their feet on. As a result, this would lead to less accidents.
· BETTER VISIBILITY:
The system come in different colours which is great help especially during dark. Stair nosing also helps to conform with the Disability Discrimination Act (DDA) and the Equality Act 2010, especially in regard to visually impaired individuals. Stair nosing supports you in complying with the Disability Discrimination Act (DDA) and the Equality Act 2010, with particular reference to the visually impaired. The Act suggests that all stairs used by the public must have nosing installed to all stair edges with a contrasting colour. Additionally, such stair nosing’s must offer an anti-slip surface especially in wet weather conditions.
· QUICK AND EASY TO INSTALL
· DURABLE & LONG LASTING
· CORROSION RESISTANT
· CAN BE CUT TO ORDER
Kite's GRP Stair Nosing, is a pre-formed robust fibreglass profile that fits neatly onto the majority of all stair treads and has been developed to help deal with Part III of the Disability Discrimination Act, full compliance of which is required in the very near future. Kite’s high quality GRP anti-slip safety range offers excellent enhancements to under foot safety to the majority of public sectors and industry in general.
All our systems & products meet the British standards and are safety approved, maintenance-free and reliable. No Falls with KITE!