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Stair and Ramp Safety Report

Stair & Ramp Safety
Investigative Check-Off List

“Watch Your Step & Hold On!”, Pg.3

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  1. Table of Contents
    1. Stair & Ramp Safety
    2. Top 21 Safety Hazards in Stair & Ramp Installation
    3. Investigators Check-Off List
    4. Design Glossary
    5. Acknowledgments & About the Authors

Section III.

Top 21 Hazards in Stair and Ramp Installation
     By Alvin & Lawrence Ubell


  • Investigators Check-Off List:

    • Bottom Landing
      • __ Good
      • __ Fair
      • __ Poor
      • __ Wet
      • __ Glossy
      • __ Slippery
      • __ Smooth
      • __ Fine
      • __ Abrasive
      • __ Rough
      • __ Waxed
      • __ Carpet
      • __ Torn/Worn
      • __ Sharp Objects
      • __ Pointed Objects
      • __ Bottom Visual Mark
      • __ Abrupt Wall or Window
    • Newel Post
      • __ Good
      • __ Fair
      • __ Poor
      • __ Loose
      • __ Broken
      • __ Missing
      • __ Low
      • __ Sharp Corners
    • Handrails Safety-Rails Guardrails
      • __ Good
      • __ Fair
      • __ Poor
      • __ Missing
      • __ 2/Side
      • __ Intermediate
      • __ Loose
      • __ Weak
      • __ Broken
      • __ Small
      • __ Big
      • __ Low
      • __ High
      • __ Dirty
      • __ Poor Design
      • __ Rough
      • __ Slippery
      • __ Not Continuous
      • __ Finger Clearance
      • __ Sharp Edges
      • __ Brackets
    • Balustrade
      • __ Good
      • __ Fair
      • __ Poor
      • __ Missing
      • __ Loose
      • __ Weak
      • __ Broken
      • __ Small
      • __ Low
      • __ Poor Design
      • __ High
      • __ Rough
      • __ Slippery
      • __ Balusters
    • Treads
      • __ Good
      • __ Fair
      • __ Poor
      • __ Loose
      • __ Broken
      • __ Missing
      • __ Joints
      • __ Wet
      • __ Glossy
      • __ Slippery
      • __ Smooth
      • __ Fine
      • __ Abrasive
      • __ Rough
      • __ Waxed
      • __ Carpet
      • __ Torn/Worn
      • __ Non-Constant
      • __ Camouflaged
      • __ Bottom Visual Mark
      • __ Top Visual Mark
      • __ Single Step
      • __ Double Step
    • Nosing
      • __ Good
      • __ Fair
      • __ Poor
      • __ Slippery
      • __ Alignment
      • __ Broken
      • __ Loose
      • __ Applied
      • __ Poor Quality
      • __ None
      • __ Over Extension
      • __ Short Extension
      • __ Sharp Corners
      • __ Poor Installation
      • __ Projection
      • __ Non-Constant
      • __ Visual Mark
    • Material
      • __ Stone
      • __ Marble
      • __ Concrete
      • __ Steel
      • __ Diamond
      • __ Resilient
      • __ Abrasive
      • __ Carpet
      • __ Wood
      • __ Other
      • __ Non-Constant
    • Platform(s)
      • __ Good
      • __ Fair
      • __ Poor
      • __ Wet
      • __ Glossy
      • __ Slippery
      • __ Smooth
      • __ Fine
      • __ Abrasive
      • __ Rough
      • __ Broken
      • __ Waxed
      • __ Carpet
      • __ Torn/Worn
      • __ Sharp elements
      • __ Winder
      • __ Non-Constant
      • __ Obstructions
      • __ Abrupt Wall or Window
      • __ Visual Mark
    • Stair Condition
      • __ Good
      • __ Fair
      • __ Poor
      • __ Old
      • __ Worn
      • __ Repair
      • __ Wet
      • __ Dangerous
      • __ Alteration
      • __ Sharp Projections
      • __ Low Head Room
      • __ Door Swing
      • __ Sharp or Pointed Elements
      • __ Maintenance
      • __ Slippery
      • __ Handrail
      • __ Tread
      • __ Riser
      • __ Obstructions
      • __ Craftsmanship
      • __ Non-Constant
      • __ Bottom Visual Mark
      • __ Visual Marks
      • __ Single Step
      • __ Double Step
    • Top Landing
      • __ Good
      • __ Fair
      • __ Poor
      • __ Wet
      • __ Glossy
      • __ Slippery
      • __ Smooth
      • __ Fine
      • __ Abrasive
      • __ Rough
      • __ Waxed
      • __ Carpet
      • __ Uneven Surface Landing to First Tread
      • __ Sharp Object
      • __ Top Visual Mark
      • __ Torn/Worn
    • Stringer/Carriage
      • __ Good
      • __ Fair
      • __ Poor
      • __ Broken
      • __ Loose
      • __ Rotted
      • __ Twisted
      • __ Warped
      • __ Slipping
      • __ Wedges
      • __ Bottom Extension
      • __ Top Extension
      • __ Top Hanger
      • __ Side Step Projection
      • __ Brace Rods
    • Geometry
      • __ Good
      • __ Fair
      • __ Poor
      • __ Non-Constant
    • Ramp
      • __ Good
      • __ Fair
      • __ Poor
      • __ Steep
      • __ Long
      • __ Slippery
      • __ Rough
      • __ Broken
      • __ Debris
      • __ Handrail
      • __ Guardrail
      • __ Top Visual Mark
      • __ Bottom Visual Mark
    • Lighting
      • __ Good
      • __ Fair
      • __ Poor
      • __ None
      • __ Low
      • __ Broken
      • __ Blocked
      • __ Dirty
      • __ Switch
      • __ Switch Over Stair
      • __ Shadows
      • __ 3-Way Switch
      • __ Auto Switch
      • __ Photo Electric Switch
      • __ Lantern

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