Climbing a flight of stairs for individuals with limited visibility can be a challenge and also a major safety hazard. In fact, one of the highest causes for accidents on stairways is poor visibility of both risers and treads. To combat this problem, contemporary building codes require installation of high visibility reflective Edge Strips on treads and risers of the stairs.
These high contrast Edge Strips are installed across the full width of each step-tread and help clearly delineate the tread edge from the rest of the tread. By increasing the visibility of each stair, these edge strips help decrease incidences of accidents through tripping or slipping.