Using Non Skid Stair Treads To Reduce Accidents
Injuries due to falls are one of the most common types of accidents experienced in the workplace and at home. Non skid stair treads provide a simple option for decreasing the number of potential accidents. If you operate a business, manage a residential facility, or have a dangerous work environment, then additional measures are necessary to ensure safety. Non skid stair treads provide an easy, affordable option for minimizing the risks of a fall in a number of environments. Whether you need to protect workers, customers, or yourself, they are a great choice for preventing severe injuries resulting from an unexpected fall.
These safety items limit the risk of injury by providing extra traction on the surface of stairs. Dangerous accidents often occur when carrying heavy objects, while on wet surfaces, or during quick movement. Non skid stair treads deliver the extra traction necessary to limit these risks. They come in many forms and are made from a broad range of materials including: rubber, vinyl, and metal. Designed to cover either the entire stair or the edge, non skid stair treads deliver a textured surface for firm gripping of shoes to prevent falls.
Choosing the Right Tread is Important
Their design can be textured or consist of a row of ridges with each having their own benefits. Ridge designs, for example, make a great choice for environments where boots are commonly worn. Other designs and materials deliver a better option in heavy traffic areas or during frequent exposure to outside weather. Non skid stair treads come in several forms to meet the needs of certain environments such as:
- Outdoor Safety
The variety of applications makes it essential to choose the right non skid stair treads to ensure absolute safety. As you evaluate available options, a few considerations are imperative. First, consider the material the treads will be attached to as the wrong choice could be just as dangerous. It is important to make certain they will adhere properly and maintain quality as exposed to environmental conditions such as:
- High Traffic
- Extreme Temperatures
- Weather (Ice, Snow, Mud, Rain, etc.)
- Diesel Fuel
By evaluating the conditions the treads will be exposed to, you can ensure that they will hold up throughout continued exposure. If they will not adhere well to the surface or quickly degrade, the risk of a fall is just as high. Loose non skid stair treads create a new risk of tripping and falling down the stairs. The product you choose should meet specific resistance needs, be capable of withstanding the environment, and deliver the right traction for common conditions.
Additional considerations are the abrasive materials used to create traction. Most products consist of aluminum oxide combined with two-part epoxy to deliver a safe walking surface. However, alternative options are available if other traction qualities are necessary. At Jessup MFG, we have many years of experience in both standard non skid stair treads and delivering customized solutions. We can help you determine the best choice for your safety needs and develop a custom solution if needed. Contact us today to learn more.