New technical guidance on stair design and safety

New technical guidance on stair design and safety

New technical guidance on stair design and safety to be launched at a CPD accredited seminar for builders, architects and designers.

At the evening event, the British Woodworking Federation (BWF) Stair Scheme will present on the key findings of its new stair design guide, covering regulatory compliance and the design of safe timber stairs for communal settings such as blocks of flats.

Hannah Mansell, BWF Stair Scheme manager, will update delegates on the current range of standards and regulations which have an impact on stairs. This will include a review of relevant building regulations, the dimensional layout of stairs, fire safety and material selection.

It is estimated that there is a fall on stairs every 90 seconds in the UK, and a further estimated 250,000 non-fatal accidents which are serious enough to merit a trip to A&E. Even worse, according to Government statistics there were 787 deaths in England and Wales in 2015 caused by a fall on steps or stairs – that’s more than two people dying every day.

Delegates attending the stair safety seminar will be guided through the latest advice on best practice and will also receive a free copy of the BWF Stair Scheme design guide.

The free-of-charge event is at 5.30pm on Wednesday 3 May 2017 at Building Centre, Store Street, London W1N. To book tickets, click here.

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