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Get to grips with stair safety thanks to the Gradus Knowledge

Flooring accessories specialist Gradus has launched its Stair Safety Series, the first installment of ‘The Gradus Knowledge’. The series aims to educate architects, specifiers and contractors on how to correctly specify stair edgings in commercial buildings to help prevent slips, trips and fall on stairs.

There are many misconceptions and grey areas with regard to the specification of stair edgings. ‘The Gradus Knowledge – Stair Safety Series’ looks to dispel some of these common myths and provide guidance to clear up the confusion. Not only will this help building owners specify fit-for-purpose solutions that meet current standards but will also ensure all users can navigate around public buildings safely.

According to the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), slip and trip accidents are the most common hazard in public and commercial buildings and are responsible for more than half of all reported injuries to the general public. As a result, it’s more important than ever that building owners, specifiers and contractors are up-to-date with the latest recommendations.

To support the launch, Gradus has published a quiz to test how much you know about stair edging specification. To take the Gradus quiz and see how you fair, visit http://bit.ly/2oOXuz6.

Anthony Roberts, Group Marketing Communications Manager for Gradus, comments: “Correctly specified stair edgings and associated accessories can play a vital role in helping to make public and commercial buildings safer.

“The Knowledge provides a useful guide to simplify the specification process and ensure you stay compliant when it comes to stairs – whether it’s an installation in a retail environment, education facility or healthcare establishment.”

Aiming to provide valuable information to anyone involved in the design, specification, construction, installation or maintenance of stairs, the Gradus Knowledge is advising how to specify and install fit-for-purpose flooring accessories in order to adhere to the latest guidelines.

Anthony adds: “Customers can download the Knowledge from our website www.gradus.com. Handy snippets will also be shared on our social media channels.”

With over 50 years’ experience in designing and manufacturing stair edging profiles, Gradus is well placed to give accurate information about stair safety and offer valuable insights. Gradus is also a key contributor to the UK Slip Resistance Group.

To download a copy of the Stair Safety Series or view the full range of Gradus stair edgings, please visit www.gradus.com or call 01625 428922 for more information.

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