Assessing existing stairs in public places
Design and construction of safe stairs has a significant effect upon daily
life and there are specific requirements in the Building Regulations.
Unfortunately, there are innumerable accidents every day both in the home and in
public places. CIRIA new guide Safer stairs in public places - assessment of
existing stairs (C722), aims to provide sufficient information for
non-experts to make an initial assessment of stair safety leading, where
necessary, to a more detailed investigation.
The importance of stair safety is emphasised and the main issues are outlined
and discussed. Advice is provided on how decisions are made on the need for
improvement, noting that stairs are not required to meet current regulations and
standards retrospectively but are required (under various health and safety
regulations and legal requirements) to provide a reasonable level of
Click here to order a copy