Stairs are one of the most common areas for accidents. According to government statistics there were 787 deaths in England and Wales in 2015 caused by a fall on steps or stairs. It is estimated that in the UK there are a further 250,000 non-fatal accidents. In response to issues surrounding stair design and safety new technical guidance will be launched at The Building Centre on 3 May.
The British Woodworking Federation (BWF) Stair Scheme will present key points from their new stair design guide covering regulatory compliance and the design of safe timber stairs for communal settings such as blocks of flats or non-domestic buildings.
This is an essential event for architects, engineers, contractors and developers wanting to create safe, impactful multi storey buildings.
Hannah Mansell, BWF stair scheme manager, will update attendees on the current range of standards and regulations which have an impact on stairs. Hannah will review relevant building regulations, dimensional layout of stairs, fire safety and material selection.
Dr Luke Whale, managing director of C4Ci and structural engineer will also give briefing on stair design safety.
This is a CPD accredited event which is free to attend but booking is essential.
Registration will be from 5.30pm and the session will finish at 7.30pm.
Attendees will receive a free copy of the BWF Stair Scheme design guide.