Recommendations for improving the safety of stairs

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DOIResolve DOI: http://doi.org/10.4224/20374154
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TypeTechnical Report
Series titleBuilding Practice Note; no. 35
ISSN0701-5216
Physical description14 p.
Subjectlighting; stairs; safety measures; bibliographies; research summaries; standards; step geometry; tread surfaces; lighting; handrails
AbstractBased largely on the results of research conducted since 1967, this note provides 31 recommendations for designing new stairs and improving existing ones. The recommendations address step geometry, tread surfaces, lighting, handrails and other considerations. An annotated bibliography provides suggestions for further reading in the areas of construction, studies, and evacuation.
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PublisherNational Research Council Canada. Division of Building Research
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  • Recommandations pour améliorer la sécurité des escaliers
LanguageEnglish
AffiliationNational Research Council Canada
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NRC numberNRC-IRC-2303
NPARC number20374154
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Record identifier22780a13-55a5-4d3e-916f-836d1c3fc8dc
Record created2012-07-23
Record modified2017-07-06
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