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SAFETY: Elderly & Veterans Home Safety
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Splits in Structural Wood Beams
STAIRS, RAILINGS, LANDINGS, RAMPS
WOOD FLOOR DAMAGE
Here we provide an actual data collection checklist for stair and railing inspection. While no checklist is ever technically exhaustive, the list serves as an aid in learning how to inspect stairs, steps, landings, railings, balconies for safety and proper construction. Additional links to stair construction & defect articles at Related Topics are important in learning to inspect inspect indoor or outdoor stairs, railings, landings, treads, and related conditions for safety and proper construction.
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Our page top photo shows unsafe exterior stairs at a New York City home entrance. Below we provide a stair inspection checklist that outlines information to collect during a field investigation of the condition of an interior or exterior stairway for safety defects. Having investigated cases of severe injury related to falls and railing collapses we developed this field data collection checklist. We also include references to key documents on building codes and stair and railing safety.
For a complete list of articles on stairs, railings, and ramps, their inspection, trip hazards, and good design, see STAIRS, RAILINGS, LANDINGS, RAMPS - INSPECTIONS, CODES. Also see Building Safety Hazards Guide. Here we include references to key documents on building codes and stair and railing safety.
Notes to Table of Stair & Railing Defects/Checklist
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