Building regulations, codes have controlled stairway designs for about 3 quarters of a century.
In conclusion, stairways and rails can pose a serious safety risk for a home and buildings occupants, but these risks can be minimized by adequate and proper stair & rail construction and safe practices.
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Stairs of course have been used since before modern times, dating back to when there was most likely not much enforcement for any standards and/or regulations.
Good design can substantially reduce the potential for miss stepping by providing us with the means to catch ourselves and regain our balance.
But, even the best design cannot eliminate falling hazards entirely though.
Steps and stairs of any height are an obvious potential safety hazard.
People have been falling on them and off them, getting injured or in some rare instances even killed thru all of modern times and even before.
Contributing factors for stairway accidents is neglecting to use handrails, lack of proper hand rails, risers too high and treads too narrow.rs the help to find out what works and what doesn't.What didn’t work falls by the wayside as new building codes take their place, creating safer home and building environments.Then read your FREE Compatibility profile® and meet Wausau singles that are truly right for you. 100% Free Online Dating for Wausau Singles at Mingle2