New Trans-Edge Heavy Duty Stair Edgings From Gradus

Gradus Trans-Edge Heavy Duty Stair Edgings
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02 August 2011


Incorporated into the Trans-Edge range of heavy duty aluminium stair edgings, the new ‘TEX’ profiles have been developed by Gradus to meet the heightened awareness amongst specifiers of the risk of slip accidents on outdoor stairs, especially if they are uncovered and exposed to rain or ice, or heavily trafficked internal locations that are near to entrances and access points.

Developed in line with guidance in BS8300:2009+A1:2010 and Approved Document M of The Building Regulations 2000, the new Trans-Edge profiles include single, double or triple hard wearing inserts, which contain a mineral aggregate to provide additional slip-resistance at the step edge to reduce the risk of slip, trip and fall accidents.  For use on most substrates including concrete, terrazzo and metal, the ‘TEX’ profiles provide an ideal solution for stairs in external and heavily trafficked internal environments such as motorway foot bridges, railway stations, airports, sports stadia, outdoor arenas and the petrochemical industry. 

Independently tested by the Health & Safety Laboratory, Gradus’ heavy duty stair edgings are designed to prevent slips and trips, with a ‘Low’ Pendulum Test Value (PTV) of 76 for dry conditions and a ‘Low’ PTV of 67 for wet conditions. The edgings have also performed well under accelerated wear tests, accelerated UV weathering tests, as well as being chemical resistance tested to ISO175:2001. 

Caroline Davies, Accessories Product Manager for Gradus, said: “The duty to create accessible environments as set out in the Equality Act 2010 still applies outdoors and this is why Gradus’ new heavy duty stair edging range has been specifically developed for use on stairs in external environments or interior stairs close to entrances where slips and trips are more likely to occur, such as sports stadia, railway stations, airports, petrochemical facilities and road and rail bridges”. 

The stair edgings are available in a choice of three insert colours, which all have a Light Reflectance Value (LRV), in line with guidance in BS8300:2009+A1:2010 and Approved Document M of The Building Regulations 2000.

Gradus’ new range of Trans-Edge heavy duty stair edgings is available from August 2011 and comes with a 10 year warranty. For further information, please contact Technical Support on 01625 428922 or visit


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