Keeping safe on site – Stairways safety solutions

Keeping safe on site

Managing health and safety is core to our working practices at our own factories – but our concern with keeping people safe doesn’t end with the delivery of our products.

As a construction industry partner, working closely with developers, site managers and carpenters, we well understand the challenges posed by their working environments. We know that managing risks, especially falls from height, is essential in making busy building construction sites as safe as possible; in 2021/22 alone half of the 30 fatal injuries in the construction sector resulted from falls from height.

We also understand that while getting the stairs installed is a big milestone on any project, it is far from the final phase of the interior works in a new home – and by installing the final balustrading and handrails at this point, you can risk them being damaged with so much work still going on.

But securing the stairs remains essential to protect workers from falls – which is where our Railsafe option can help.

Railsafe is our own Safety Handrail System, which provides temporary edge protection for staircases and landings and overside of staircase fall protection during construction.

It is easy to install, works in tandem with Eze-ways, our demountable balustrading fixing solution, and is easily interchangeable with our final balustrading systems.

It is also easily removable and reusable, so, once purchased, you can use your Railsafe system on multiple projects – you can even choose a colour to match the branding of your company.

Then, when the time comes to get the final balustrading systems installed, we’ve made that as easy as possible too with EZE-ways, which comes as standard with all our volume staircases at no additional cost.

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This quick fix and demountable balustrade install system, designed by Stairways and third party accredited, was created with ease and speed and ultimately safety in mind.

In just minutes and by following a few simple steps, you can have balustrading and handrails that comply with current British Standards safely installed.

That means installers won’t have to spend time on compliant traditional fixing methods, only need limited skills, and won’t need any special tools to get the job done.

Improving on-site installation is all part of Stairways’ ‘fitability’ thinking. Our industry insight, and the solutions we’ve created as a result of it, make it easy for our clients and in this sector to keep people safe on site. That’s the Stairways way.

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Stairways, founded in 1989, has grown to become one of the UK’s largest manufacturers of carpentry and joinery products. Stairways now boast three state-of-art facilities that offer over 85,000 sq ft production capacity. Stairways goal is to raise their profile and brand awareness to become known throughout the industry as the UK’s leading staircase and door solution provider.

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Commitment

As a highly reputable firm within the industry, Stairways are dedicated to meeting their client’s product and application requirements. All materials used are manufactured to the highest quality and meet the relevant standards achieving ISO9001, FSC®, and various product certifications, whilst their staircases and door solutions are manufactured with compliance to UK building regulations & legislative standards in mind. Using the knowledge, passion, and experience acquired across all team members over the past thirty years, Stairways aim to continue to be the best in what they do.

THE FUTURE

Stairways are continuously looking for opportunities to improve and expand their service offering; this includes the investment in new machinery to further enhance and innovate the manufacturing process, with the aim to shorten lead times and increase overall in-house capacity. The changes Stairways employ are always focused upon improving the customer experience, to ensure their process remains as efficient as possible from start to finish.

THE HISTORY

Privately owned and managed since it was founded in 1989, Stairways has grown to become one of the UK’s largest manufacturers of carpentry and joinery products. Starting as a small staircase manufacturer, Stairways now boast three state-of-art facilities that offer over 85,000 sq ft of bespoke and mass production capacity.