Stairs are part of everyday life for a lot of people, and understandably, it’s easy to not give them a second thought. However, the safety hazards associated with stairs can be significant, and even deadly. They become even more of a concern when a home is occupied by small children or the elderly. If you are the owner of a business that has stairs on the property, you also have liability to keep them safe.
One thing you might keep in mind is encouraging those at your home or business to always use handrails when going up or down the stairs. It’s often overconfidence that leads to the most common injuries on stairways. If the stairs are in an exterior location, you should always be aware of environmental conditions like rain, ice, or leaf coverage. Stairways should never be used for storage, even temporarily, since an unseen object can quickly become a trip hazard.