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    Default Commercial deck stair tread slip "guard"

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    Restaurant, deck stairs, unfinished treated lumber.

    Is there specifications in the code for a commercial deck stair (restaurant) slip prevention or traction?

    Thanks for your time.

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    Default Re: Commercial deck stair tread slip "guard"

    1003.4 Floor surface.
    Walking surfaces of the means of egress shall have a slip-resistant surface and be securely attached.



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    Default Re: Commercial deck stair tread slip "guard"

    Are all wood steps considered "slippery"?


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    Default Re: Commercial deck stair tread slip "guard"

    Quote Originally Posted by chris mcintyre View Post
    Are all wood steps considered "slippery"?
    I was hired to "look" at the steps, later I found out that someone had fallen. They look like they are dirty and certainly could be slippery when wet. No attempts were made to treat or finish them. My report said that "the surfaces are not slip resistant".

    I do not claim to be a code inspector so I copied the relevant verbage from the municiple website which stated the code language.


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    Default Re: Commercial deck stair tread slip "guard"

    Quote Originally Posted by chris mcintyre View Post
    Are all wood steps considered "slippery"?
    Wrong question.

    The question should be: Are all wood steps considered slip-resistant?

    Being "slippery" is not the question, being "slip-resistant" is.



    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry Peck View Post
    1003.4 Floor surface.

    Walking surfaces of the means of egress shall have a slip-resistant surface and be securely attached.


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    Default Re: Commercial deck stair tread slip "guard"

    A graspable handrail is required too for both these outdoor (exterior)stairways.

    Picture 2, no guards on the right, and doubt that warped latice is strong enough to be considered a proper guard either.

    See one bent bollard at the right but nothing foreground or behind (except half a curb stop) to prevent vehicles from running into stair, or blocking landing/egress path.

    Last edited by H.G. Watson, Sr.; 08-20-2010 at 08:18 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by H.G. Watson, Sr. View Post
    A graspable handrail is required too for both these outdoor (exterior)stairways.

    Picture 2, no guards on the right, and doubt that warped latice is strong enough to be considered a proper guard either.

    See one bent bollard at the right but nothing foreground or behind (except half a curb stop) to prevent vehicles from running into stair, or blocking landing/egress path.

    H. G.,

    There really is not much which is right in those two photos, it would be easier to identify what was right: a) the risers are solid and not open (and even a close look at the closed risers leave a lot to be desired); b) ... forget b), there really is no a) ...

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