ANTI-SLIP STAIR TREAD COVERS AT SCHOOL
Gripclad GRP Anti-Slip Stair Tread covers are a complete one piece section which includes a drop down nosing over the stair riser, this allows the edging to be colour contrasting which assists the visually impaired to define the step edge when descending or ascending the stairs. It will resist the high footfall and impact for many years without any wear or tear, making it ideal for any school premises.
How We Helped
- Deployed easy to install, made-to-measure covers
- Provided a solution that is resistant to heavy foot traffic
- Secured slippery steps with reliable, long lasting stair tread
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Wildern Secondary School is built on three keywords; CARE, OPPORTUNITY and QUALITY and that 'No child is left behind'. They are a comprehensive school in the heart of their community and are very proud of how they support it.
The steps around the school were wearing out. Mis-stepping occurred when the highlighted white edging had faded. The paving slabs when wet were extremely slippery and with the high number of student foot traffic the risk of a slipping was high. All step edges and nosings needed contrasting colour edge to define the step edge, especially to help those visually impaired.
The school's facilities manager wanted high wear resistant stair covers that offered good slip resistance and that looked better than before. Gripclad GRP Anti-Slip Stair Tread covers in Black colour with a White contrasting nose edge was specified.
The school took the opportunity to use a long lasting anti-slip product that requires almost zero maintenance, apart from periodic cleaning. Many schools opt for a quick fix such as paint which is a short term measure and which needs constant repainting of the edges. With Gripclad products the through contrasting colour cannot wear down, and the anti-slip grit cannot be knocked out as happens with over-coating methods. no peel back or chipping can occur around localised damage points, and the colour can not be worn off, flexing and movement will have no effect on them and with the GRP material, there is a 100% guarantee that it cannot rust or corrode.
Stair Tread Safety for Active Feet
"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."
Chris Cornhill, Facilities Manager - Wildern School