Refurbishing Stairs in Dwellings to Reduce the Risks of Falls and Injuries
|Publication Date:||Jul 2013|
| Publisher:||Building Research Establishment|
| Book Format:||Paperback|
|List Price:||USD $59.95|
| Book Description: |
More than 350,000 injuries and 550 deaths in the UK every year are caused by falls on domestic stairs and steps. Reducing the risks associated with the most hazardous stairs is relatively inexpensive, with a typical payback period of six years (based on savings for the health services).
This report considers the aspects of poor stair design that can be repaired or replaced in order to mitigate most of this risk. These include: handrail design, lighting, guarding, step...