Not to scare you or anything, but did you know that falling is the second leading cause of accidental death in the world? Well, you might think that’s an exaggeration. After all, only 0.23% of the significant accidental falls resulted to death and do you know the exact number of that deaths? Just about 500,000 deaths in the year 2015, is it not a big deal?So, if 500,000 is just 0.23% of the number of accidental falls from 2015, that’s approximately 226 million cases. Well, the time when you slipped and fell on your face is not counted in that, of course. How can you prevent this from happening in your workplace? Check this out!
When the visibility of the stairs is not visible enough, you won’t know when to stop and if you can’t do that, you’ll inevitably fall. There are just many accidents that could happen when the stairs have poor visibility. To improve the visibility, you can highlight each step with lighting. You can also put a sign that instructs people on how to use the stairs. You can also use yellow for the color of the treads since they are the most visible color in the spectrum. Using stairs anti slip treads can also improve the visibility of the stairs.
Stairways that consist of only one to three steps often result to “air step” falls. If you don’t know what it is, it’s when you thought there’s one more step but then you are mistaken and you fall. It’s not fatal, but it’s friggin’ embarrassing. So, to prevent this, you need to take note of the number of stairs. I’m sure it’s an easy task for you, simple maths. If you’re too lazy for that, you can also slowly go down the stairs to prevent the shock.
The guarding for stairs include rails and handrails and these are used for different purposes.To avoid getting into an accident because of the absence of guarding, you can guard the exposed sides with railing and you’re all good to go. Just make sure that the railing is durable enough to withstand any force made by the people using the stairs. A great way to do this is to use industrial safety steps for your stairs and make sure the rails are installed, and you have nothing to do anymore.
If you understand, make sure you apply these “steps” for your “steps”. See what I did there? Kidding aside, don’t ignore the safety hazards of you workplace. You might think it won’t affect you in any way, but it will, and you’ll regret it.