Pedestrian Anti-Slip on Steps at City University
The historic University of Winchester was in need of an upgrade to steps used by hundreds of students, so with a high footfall meant a higher risk of slip accidents.
Slips, Trips and Fall accidents are the kind of accidents no one really wants to talk about. Victims often feel like people blame them for not paying attention, but it is the responsibility of the universities to ensure that proper slip prevention measures are in place, and very often they are not.
How We Helped
- Supplied and fitted full stair tread covers
- Provided a cost-effective safety solution
- Used easy to clean, hassle-free materials
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Their paving slabs were extremely slippery when wet and just painting a white line wasn't enough to prevent potential slip accidents, especially with high numbers of student foot traffic.
The worn out painted highlighted edge which is supposed to define where the step edge is now serving no purpose as it has faded. It is also not going to stop people from slipping. The university wanted a long term solution to fix the problem of potential slip accidents and to minimise, if not eradicate the risk as much as possible.
A simple solution was to use GRP heavy duty stair tread covers in grey with a white contrasting nose edge to overlay the existing concrete steps. Our retrofit covers are a complete one piece section with a drop-down nosing over the stair riser, and colour contrasting which assists the visually impaired to define the step edge when descending or ascending the stairs. With a design life over 15 years, it's a long-term effective solution.
Heavy Duty Anti-Slip Treads for Heavy Duty used stairs and steps
"The product solved all our stair access problems because it offered a very durable grit surface in which student, staff and visitors could confidently walk on without fear of slipping or falling. We are very happy with the result." - Bursar, Winchester University