According to the Center for Injury Research and Policy at Nationwide Children’s Hospital, a child under five years old is rushed to the hospital for a stair-related injury every six minutes. A similar study by the Center of Physical Ergonomics concluded that roughly 20 percent of of injuries in the household occur while travelling up or down the stairs.
These statistics are alarming to the say the least. Stair-related injuries can cause severe injuries and even death for average adults, and the risk factor multiplies for children and the elderly. So how do we keep ourselves and our loved ones safe on the stairs?
In this blog, the Spruce Grove stair railing experts at Dave’s Railings will give you a few tips and projects that will make your stairs safer for those who travel on them. These are all simple, DIY projects and ideas that can implemented to make your home safer and reduce the risk of stair-related injuries.