Seattle Schools prevent slips and falls in stairways

  • The Situation

    A local Spokane, WA-based general contractor with deep education experience was engaged by the Seattle School District for staircase safety in an elementary and middle school.

    Several staircases were slippery, made of wood and caused a potential safety hazard for students.

  • The Solution

    The GC contacted SLIPNOT for assistance and together, we designed a solution to meet the spec.

    This included 15 various sized aluminum nosings with SLIPNOT grade 2 slip resistant aluminum for easy bolting to wood stairs.

    The slip resistant nosings protect the easily worn wood while retaining the aesthetic and ensure that those that climb and descend the stairs remain safe for years to come.

    The Seattle School District has joined other leading organizations in making their staircases SLIPNOT environments, including the University of Sainte Justine Hospital, Costco, and Woodward.

    Other primary and secondary educational institutions that have created confident spaces for students and teachers include: Stuyvesant High School, the University of North Carolina Charlotte and Northwest College.

  • The Impact

    Safety is a top priority for the school district and its general contractor. There have been no reported slip and fall incidents on these staircases since SLIPNOT was installed.

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