Published at Monday, 17 September 2018. Stair. By Maya Ehrenstein.
Proper stair design has a maximum rise of eight inches, a minimum run of nine inches and a minimum tread width of 9.25 inches. A safe and properly configured stairway should be at 34 inches wide. As a rule the wider steps are safer then narrow stairs. There needs to be adequate headroom above the set of stairs. The required headroom is at least 6 foot 6 inches. When there is a door at the top of a set of steps, it should open away from the stairs for safety reasons. If a door opens toward the stairs a landing is needed so a person opening the door will not be able to push someone on the stairs.
Stair lifts are devices that are attached to the treads of staircases to safely move someone who is elderly or disabled up or down the stairs. They consist of a track, usually made of aluminum, a chair attached to the track, and the electronic controls that make the chair move up or down the track. Stair lifts are powered by alternating current (AC), which is hooked up to the household electrical system, or with direct current (DC), which uses a battery that recharges from the household electrical system, and does not require use of home electricity to work properly.
If you do not have enough money to buy stair lifts, do not worry as you can always opt for stair lift rental. People do not need to stay confined at one place if the two legs given to them are working properly. But sometimes it so happens that due to some reason or the other the ability to walk is lost. You cannot move about freely and you cannot even go up and down the stairs as and when you require. Losing the ability to walk is really painful. Most of the time, one needs to remain confined at one place. You might break your leg or have some pain in your leg. The legs might even be paralyzed or there might be illness like arthritis which forces a person to stop the movement of the legs. At that point of time going up and coming down the stairs becomes a serious problem.
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