Short Flight Stairs and Single Step Transitions
Single step transitions and short flight stairs have long been recognized as potentially dangerous. Unless they are provided with features to make them conspicuous to users, they are subject to not being noticed, and that can result in a fall. If a short flight or single riser exists, there are effective ways to reduce the likelihood that they will cause a fall. This article addresses some of the relevant standards and safety features used to improve the safety of short flight stairs.