Oftentimes smaller components of stairways are ignored that may bring unpleasant consequences like fall and trip emerged accidents. Eventually, it costs a large amount of money that company needs to bear as compensation payments, medical expenses, and litigation expenses. Employers across every industry are obliged to follow reasonably necessary safety precautions for ensuring the safety of the employees. Whether you own a construction site, substation, or oil field the job site safety must be your foremost concern. Besides safe workplace pay a role in sustainable development.
How to enhance safety measure of using stair in industrial facility
A stair edging is a small yet critical component of staircases specifically of commercial building and industrial facilities. Stair edging is being used for serving different purposes, and amongst this safety is of paramount importance. It integrates the stairs with more space thus improves the safety level. When a stair nosing is installed on the stairway, it can extend the service life of the stair treads by working as a protective layer to the edge of the stairs and assuaging the additional impacts and stress resulted from traffic and loads that are being carried on the stair steps. A stairnosing can be implemented on the edge of the newly constructed stair treads or existing concrete stairs for avoiding deterioration and any crumbling. Besides these, it can be also retrofitted into any other stairways for withstanding the impact and rendering optimum support.
When you are planning on installing stair nosing you need to consider few things like material, sustainability of the product.
Ideal Material for Stair Nosings
Stair nosings are presently available in different materials like metal, wood, aluminum and FRP. Out of all of the materials, architectures and engineers have a predilection for FRP material. FRP composites with fibers fused with resin system are now acclaimed as the construction materials of 21st century owing to several inherent benefits including its market acceptance. The innate advantages that FRP features over traditional materials are-
- Superior thermo-mechanical properties like high strength and sturdiness yet light weight. The lightweight attribute of the structural profile makes it easy to access and install.
- Excellent corrosion resistance, these pultruded products are anticorrosive in nature thus doesn’t degrade even after using in a highly corrosive environment like seashore.
- magnetic transparency
- Design flexibility
- Long-term durability even under harsh environments.
- FRP made structural profiles are dimensionally stable, cost-efficient with better durability
Operating an industrial facility requires practical approach and installing such product that requires costly maintenance after a regular interval and degrades easily. When you consider FRP reinforced stair nosing you can expect little to zero maintenance.