Jun 01, 2015 3:14 pm
We have a young family ages 1-5 and are concerned about the stair case and potential accidents. We have designed a landing mid way through for about a metre which is aimed at limiting a fall. Of course there'll be a hand rail and I think it's going to be wooden. Are there any other ideas on how to secure a stair case? We can of course use baby gates but there will be times that older kids will need to go up/down by themselves without having someone there every time.
Re: Stair safety!2
Jun 01, 2015 7:10 pm
Carpet with underlay is softer than wooden treads if someone falls.
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Re: Stair safety!4
Jun 22, 2017 8:42 pm
Check that any supporting structures for your stairs such as railings or handrails are held firmly in place. Then check the main structure, the risers, and the treads to be sure they are sturdy, attached, and not decayed. Keep stair pathways clear of any items that can present a tripping hazard. You can read more instruction over here for good safety tips (http://www.austim.com.au/blog/8-timber- ... ety-checks)
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