1.2 Safety Tips for Steps

Safety Tips for Steps

Problem: Steps are cluttered and/or in poor condition

Solution: Clear all clutter from stairs, discontinue stacking things on the stairs for the "next trip" up or down. Repair any steps and/or step coverings as necessary


Problem: No handrails or grab bars/handrails unstable/in poor condition

Solutions: Add grab bar/hand grip or addition of handrail as possible Drive Medical Grab Bar  https://amzn.to/2SVSacu


Problem: Step surfaces are slick 

Solution: Apply anti slip tape to surfaces of steps  Anti Slip Tape https://amzn.to/33m5MnW


Problem: Step surfaces are poorly visible

Solution: Apply highly contrasting colored tape to front edge of each step (can alternate between two colors to contrast each step)

XFasten Floor Marking Tape   https://amzn.to/34KKT54


Problem: Steps are both slick and poorly visible

Solutions: Add a combonation tape for both color and grip

WOD ASTC32 Strong Grip Yellow Anti Slip Tape  https://amzn.to/2PnK0rU    

Anti Slip Safety Grip Tape Green Glow in The Dark Tape  https://amzn.to/2XoIE4s


Problem: Poorly visible grab bars or handrails

Solution: Apply color contrasting tape or grib Rawlings Bat Tape (Pink) https://amzn.to/2PnpU0E

Cramer Eco-Flex Self-Stick Stretch Tape https://amzn.to/31atQYV