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Stairs - A Summary Bulletin

Authors: Jung, Y.M & Bridge, C.
Published: 5th January 2010
Audience: Consumers, Government/NGOs/Peaks, Industry, Librarians/Researchers/Students

Abstract

This publication aims to review the general design principles and requirements for stair safety. It also investigates the diverse design features of stairs and subsequent implications for safe stair use, focusing on stair design and step geometry. Other environmental factors such as stair covering, finish, handrails, and lighting will be also be discussed. In addition to the requirements of the Building Codes and Standards, other scientific evidence will also be reviewed. This publication is expected to provide information for a safe design and assist with stair selection in installing and modifying stairs.

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