High contrast stair nosings improve safety

Posted on July 1st, by editor in Caring Times. No Comments

In response to new regulations aimed at making stairs safer for visually impaired people, commercial flooring specialists Polyflor Ltd have launched the Polyflor Elementa range of colour contrast rubber stair nosings. The new nosings have been specifically designed to meet the demands of the Disability Discrimination Act 1995 and revised Building Regulation M 1999 that “step nosings are distinguishable through contrasting brightness” for the benefit of visually impaired people. Based on colour contrast research carried out for Polyflor by the Joint Mobility Unit Access Partnership ­ an organisation supported by the Royal National Institute for the Blind and Guide Dogs for the Blind ­ the new range comprises five scientifically selected colour contrast nosings. Polyflor commercial manager Adrian Birmingham said each nosing in the range was contrast matched to various shades in the Polyflor rubber tile range for maximum contrasting brightness between the step colour and the nosing. “People with impaired visio

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