Slips and falls on stairs are a burden on both the injured and society as a whole. Stairs become more difficult as vision deteriorates with age or mobility is restricted by body size.
Social behaviour such as the increase in mobile phone usage and texting mean people often are not concentrating when negotiating stairs so visibility becomes increasingly important. Ecoglo products reduce slips and falls as the step edgings have high visibility in all light conditions as well as providing an anti-slip surface.
Ecoglo have developed a range of step edge products to meet NCC E4 Visibility in an Emergency, and the F14 nosing series and E14 contrast series have been specifically developed to also meet the requirements of AS1428.1. Ecoglo have a range of custom colour anti-slip materials to suit the AS1428.1 luminance contrast requirements for any stair tread material.
Compliance with AS1428.1 means the products also comply with NCC D3.3(a)(ii) and (iii), which is a requirement for ALL stairways in all buildings required to be accessible.
Ecoglo step edge products have a slip-resistance classification of V under AS/NZ 4586-2004, which is equivalent to slip-resistance classification P5 under AS4586–2013, with P5 being the highest achievable level of slip-resistance.
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USA, Canada, Mexico
Australia, New Zealand
UL410 Standard for Slip Resistance
BS7976 Pendulum Test.
DIN51130 Ramp Test.
Wet 7, Dry 7
V, F, R12