When it comes to creating your staircase, you shouldn’t ignore critical safety factors. There are layers of safety precautions that should be considered when you create your staircase to guarantee that you and your family are safe. So without wasting too much time, here are four critical safety steps that you have to include in your stair creation process:
Step 1: Measure The Pitch
First thing is first: what is the pitch? It is the space between the width of the step and the height of the rise. This together creates the “pitch”. And when it comes to the safety aspect of the pitch, you should make sure it is not too high or too low, so you have no difficult to walk up or down the stairs. Always choose a height so that you are comfortable to walk on.
Step 2: Double-Check The Rails & Balustrades
One of the first things you have to double-check is your balustrades and rails. The last thing you want is the second most stable aspect of your the stairs (the first being the steps) being weak and flimsy. Check the durability and strength of your rails and balustrades to ensure that your stairs are safe and secure.
Step 3: Width & Headroom
When it comes to designing your staircase, always make sure that the width of your staircase is wide enough, and the headspace is high enough that there is plenty of room. The width of your stairs and headspace should be comfortable for everyone to fit in, leaving no one feeling squeezed.
Step 4: Position The Lights Correctly
Have you ever fallen down the stairs at night? We hope you haven’t, but plenty of people have. This is because they have positioned their lights incorrectly. Therefore if you are designing new stairs for your home, make sure your staircase is adequately lit with correct lighting. If you don’t have this option, then install additional lights along your staircase so that it sufficiently lit at all times.
We hope that these safety tips will help protect you and your family. If you would like more information or if you need new stairs for your Melbourne home, contact S&A Stairs.