Stair Nosings

Vigil Antislip Stair Nosings guard against the multiple dangers of polished, worn or cracked stairs in places exposed to weather or fluid spills by eliminating the slip hazard, reprofiling the leading edge of the stairs, and increasing the contact area

 

Safety cannot be compromised on stairways. Vigil Antislip Stair Nosings offer high visibility whilst both ascending or descending. Most importantly, the aggregate on the nosing’s leading edge (the danger point) will not dislodge or wear, a claim only made and backed up by Vigil Antislip.

Vigil Antislip Stair Nosings can be fitted permanently in seconds without the risk of being loosened by vibrations or heavy use.

  1. Classes

    Vigil Antislip Class Quality Differentials

    Material / Process Class 1 Class 2 Class 3
    Product Availability Stair / Bull Nosings Stair / Bull Nosings Stair Nosings
    Metal Deck Metal Deck
    Ladder Rung Covers (all profiles) Ladder Rung Covers (all profiles)
    Flex Deck
    Dimensions Available Full Range of Standard & Non-Std Sizes Limited Range of Standard Sizes Limited Range
    Steel Foundation 1.2mm Colorbond Steel Grade AM-100 1.2mm Colorbond Steel Grade AM-100 1.2mm Galvanised Steel.
    1.2mm Stainless Steel Grade 316 / 304
    2.0 / 4.0mm Aluminium (Grade 5)
    Steel Pre-treatment Proprietary Chemical / Mechanical Treatment Sandblast to 60 microns Sandblast to 40 microns
    Steel / Resin Interface Floating Fabric Membrane Epoxy Primer Epoxy Primer
    Aggregate Silicone Carbide Fused Alumina Fused Alumina
    Grades Barefoot (46 mesh – Double Final Coat) Lt. Industrial (24 mesh) Industrial (20 mesh)
    Commercial (46 mesh) Industrial (20 mesh)
    Lt. Industrial (24 mesh) Offshore (12 / 20 mesh matrix)
    Industrial (20 mesh)
    Offshore (12 / 20 mesh matrix)
    Colours All Colours (Pantone / RAL) Safety Yellow Safety Yellow
    Photo-luminescent (Deck Light) Photo-luminescent (Deck Light)
    Warranty 10 Year Replacement 3 Year Replacement 1 Year Replacement
  2. Dimensions

    Vigil Antislip Stair Nosings are measured in three dimensions: width of step (A); depth of step (B); and return (C).

    Dimension Metric Imperial
    A 450mm 17.7″
    600m 23.6″
    750mm 29.5″
    900mm 35.4″
    1200mm 47.2″
    B 80mm 3.15″
    130mm 5.12″
    180mm 7.10″
    220mm 8.70″
    C 20mm 0.8″
    Standard grades Commercial, Industrial, Offshore

    A: Width of Step: Because steps vary in width from area to area. Vigil Antislip Stair Nosings increase in width from 450mm to 1200mm in standard 150mm increments. Personnel rarely walk on the very sides of steps, so it is recommended that Stair Nosings 150mm – 300mm narrower than the overall step width are ordered. This leaves 75mm – 150mm bare on each side of the step, hence saving the customer money and allowing visual inspection of the step.

    B: Depth of Step: Most accidents occur on stairways when personnel slip on the leading edge. Up to 80mm from this edge is the most important area to be protected by Vigil Antislip Stair Nosings. Different areas, however, have different requirements so Vigil Antislip Stair Nosings increase in depth from 80mm to 220mm in 50mm increments. For most situations a “B” measurement of 80mm is recommended.

    C: Return: The return dimension is a standard 20mm and exists for 3 reasons; to offer visibility whilst ascending steps, to give the Stair Nosing added rigidity, and to offer non-slip protection right around the leading edge.

    Leading Edge: Vigil Antislip offer a right angled Stair Nosing to go over grating and a Bullnose Stair Nosing, for installation over curved chequerplate steps. The 8mm radius offers a larger surface area of contact between the surface and the sole but can only be installed over existing bullnose steps.

     

  3. Profiles

    Right angled Stair Nosing are designed for use over steel grating and other right angled stair designs. Bullnose Stair Nosing are preferred for installation over curved chequerplate steps or concrete. The 8mm radius offers a larger surface area of contact between the surface and the sole but can only be installed over existing bullnose steps. Other profiles for Class 1 products are available on request.

  4. Grade
    GRADE APPLICATION
    Commercial Designed for use in internal areas where heavy spillage and soilage does not exist.
    Industrial Applicable in most external areas where there may be spillage and/or soilage of lubricants.
    Offshore Ideal for areas where there is a high buildup of grease or oil. This surface is the most severe and is not affected by very heavy spillage and soilage of chemicals or lubricants.

  5. Colours

    In all Industrial or Offshore applications, the Safety Yellow color is recommended. If Commercial grade Stair Nosings are to be utilised internally, consider choosing from the Vigil Antislip colour palette.

    Safety Yellow

    Royal Blue

    Ochre

    Slate/Black

    Rust

    Tropical Green

    Chocolate Brown

    Platinum (also available as Off White)

    Cardinal Red

  6. Warranty

    How we can offer a 10 Year Replacement Warranty

    As innovators and pioneers in the safety industry, it is important that we lead by example.

    Our production manuals contain the QA/QC requirements for every process. As a basic rule, every production team member acts as a buyer and a seller. When a process is completed, the person who conducted that process becomes the internal seller of the product to that stage. It is then passed on to the next person in the production process – the internal buyer – who checks all specifications, etc. to ensure the previous process was carried out in accordance with requirements.

    The product continues through the production process that way, being rigorously checked by the ‘internal buyer’ at every stage.

    Every process is also signed off by the operator on the Job Card. This ensures quality is maintained and checked throughout all processes rather than just at the packaging stage. All raw materials are checked upon receipt, resins are tested for hardness and so on.

    When the products are completed, the Job Card number becomes the Warranty Number and this is stamped on the underside of every product so it can be traced should there ever be a future issue.

    The 10 Year Replacement Warranty Certificate provided with every Class 1 is signed by the Managing Director and the Production Manager. The Job Cards are archived for a minimum of 10 years so they may be recovered and the production process traced if necessary.

     

    For more information please contact us.

  7. Technical Specifications

    Class 1

    Steel Foundation Splash Zones 1.2mm Grade 316 Stainless Steel
    Acidic areas 1.2mm Grade 316 Stainless Steel
    All other areas 1.2mm AM100 Colorbond Steel
    Fabric Medium Floating on steel foundation and integrated with key coat of resin system
    Resin System All layers hand laminated – not sprayed
    Cured at optimum temperature and humidity – no oven use
    Resistant to all solvents, petroleum products and acid solutions
    Must not contain any pin-prick holes or bubbles.
    Aggregate Silicone Carbide (SiC) Moh’s hardness rating of 9.2 – 9.5
    Actual Hardness : 2,480Kg / mm2
    Size of Aggregate Offshore Grade 12/20 mesh matrix
    Industrial Grade 20 Mesh
    Light Industrial Grade 24 Mesh
    Barefoot Grade 100 Mesh
    Commercial Grade 46 Mesh
    Warranty 10 Years

    Test Result Summary.

    Resistance to Impact
    Test Method   : ASTM D2794.

    Result:                                          196 kg cm

                                                                                                   

    Resistance to Delamination
    Test Method   : BS 3900 Pt. E10.

    Result:                                          1.90 – 2.30 N/sq mm

                                                                                                   

    Resistance to Abrasion
    Test Method   : ASTM D658

    Result:                                         > 313.60 g / mm.

                                                                                                   

    Resistance to Fire.
    Test Method   : AS 1530.3.1989 AMDT No 1 APR 92

    Results

    • Ignition Time:                       5.78 mins.

    • Flame Propagation Time:    Nil S.

    • Heat Release Integral:         71.1 kJ/sq. M.

    • Smoke Release, Log D:        – 0.8101.

    • Optical Density, D:               0.1572 / M.

     

    Regulatory Indices

    Ignitability Index : 14             Range 0-20

    Spread of Flame Index *:         0

    Heat Evolved Index*:               2

    Smoke Developed Index*:      5

    * Range = 0-10

                                                                                                   

    Slip Resistance.
    Test Method   : ASTM D4518

    Results

    • Dry Condition:                       0.53.

    • Wet Condition:                      0.50.

    • Oiled Condition:                    0.49.

    • Oiled After Impact:               0.41.


    Test Method   : DIN 511 30

    Results

    • Commercial Grade:              R-13.

    • Industrial Grade:                  R-13.

    • Offshore Grade:                    R-12.

     

    Test Method   : AS / NZ 3661.1

    Results

    • Comm. grade – Dry leather:    1.30

    • Comm. grade – Dry rubber:    1.30

    • Comm. grade – Wet rubber:   0.95

     

    • Ind. grade – Dry leather:         1.50.

    • Ind. grade – Dry rubber:         1.30.

    • Ind. grade – Wet rubber:         0.85.

     

    • Offshore grade – Dry leather: 1.80.

    • Offshore grade – Dry rubber:  1.90.

    • Offshore grade – Wet rubber:  0.85.

     

    Test Method   : AS 4586:2013

    Results

    • Comm. grade                           – COF : 1.05

    – Class : D1

    • Lt. Ind. Grade                          – COF : 1.00

    – Class : D1

    • Industrial Grade                     – COF : 1.00

    – Class : D1

    • Offshore Grade                       – COF : 1.00

    – Class : D1

                                                                                                   

    Ageing Resistance.
    Test Method   : ISO 20340 : 2003
    Paints & Varnishes – Performance Requirements for Protective Paint Systems for Offshore and Related Structures – 4,200 hours.

    Results

    • ISO4628-2:                     No Blistering.  Rating 0 (S0)

    • ISO4628-3:                     No Rusting.     Rating Ri 0

    • ISO4628-4:                     No Cracking.   Rating 0 (S0)

    • ISO4628-5:                     No Flaking.     Rating 0 (S0)

    • ISO4628-6:                     No Chalking.   Rating 0

    • Corrosion:                       No Corrosion Creepage from Scribe Lines.

    • Pull Off Adhesion:         2MPa after 25 Cycles.

     

    Sea Water Immersion.
    Test Method   : ISO 20340 : 2003
    Paints & Varnishes – Performance Requirements for Protective Paint Systems for Offshore and Related Structures – 7 Days.

    Results

    • ISO4628-2:                    No Blistering.  Rating 0 (S0)

    • ISO4628-3:                    No Rusting.     Rating Ri 0

    • ISO4628-4:                    No Cracking.   Rating 0 (S0)

    • ISO4628-5:                    No Flaking.     Rating 0 (S0)

    • ISO4628-6:                    No Chalking.   Rating 0

    • Corrosion:                       < 1mm Corrosion Creepage from Scribe Lines

    • Pull Off Adhesion:         3MPa

     

    Resistance to Cathodic Disbonding.
    Test Method   : ISO 15711
    Paints & Varnishes – Determination of Resistance to Cathodic Disbonding of Coatingsb Exposed to Seawater – Method A – 7 Days.

    Results

    There is no coating disbonding, peel off and any blisters around holiday and other coating area. The result proves that the coating has resistance to cathodic disbanding under described conditions.

     

    Please Note : All Test Certificates are available upon request.

  1. General

    Tools

    •  Variable speed drill (electric, pneumatic or battery)

    •  P-3 driver for drill

    •  1/4″ High speed steel drill bits

    •  Steel rule

    •  Centre punch

    •  Hammer

    •  10mm open socket with arm. (ratchet or tension wrench optional).

    •  Artline pen or similar

    Safety Clothing

    •  Safety glasses

    •  Ear muffs

    •  Safety boots

    Fasteners

    Galvanised Saddle Assemblies (Part No: 12-205). Consisting of :

    •  1 pce M6x50mm Pan Head, Phillips drive zinc plated metal thread

    •  1 pce hot dip galvanised universal saddle

    •  1 pce 6mm Nyloc locking nut

    Procedures

    •  Check all steps and establish if they are all the same configuration. If they are, one Stair Nosing can be marked for drilling and used as a template for the other Stair Nosings to be installed

    •  Working down from the top step, place the first Stair Nosing in the desired position on the grating step

    •  Mark the correct position for the holes on the surface of the Stair Nosing. The optimum position for holes is centrally between the transverse and longitudinal grating bars – try to mark the surface so that the holes will be more than 40mm from any edges of the Stair Nosing

    •  Measure the distance of the points marked from each side and the back of the Stair Nosing. (Not the leading edge)

    •  Turn the Stair Nosing up-side-down and, using the measurements, make reciprocal marks on the underside of the Stair Nosings

    •  Using the hammer and centre punch, make an indent on the marks which are on the underside

    •  Drill 1/4 inch holes using the indents to direct the drill bit. Always drill from the underside through to the antislip surface

    •  Turn the Stair Nosing back over and replace it in the desired position. Insert the 6mm metal threads into the holes

    •  Place a saddle under the grating step so that a metal thread goes through it’s hole and it fits snugly under the grating

    •  While holding the saddle in place, screw a Nyloc nut onto the metal thread, finger tight (3-4 turns)

    •  Place the socket over the Nyloc nut under the step and, at the same time insert the P-3 driver (in the drill) into the head of the metal thread

    •  Slowly tighten the metal thread, ensuring that the saddle remains fitted to the underside of the grating

    •  Tighten the saddle assembly until the Stair Nosing is secure. (Approx. 5 ft/lb)

    •  If all holes were in the correct position, using the previously obtained measurements, repeat procedures 5-13 for the other Stair Nosings

    Please Note

    •  Do not leave any Stair Nosings loose on steps as this creates a hazard for other personnel using the steps
    •  It is advisable to only install one flight of steps at a time
    •  If there is no access under a step, it is advisable to use Stainless Steel Saddle Assemblies

  2. Chequerplate

    Tools:

    •  High torque variable speed drill (electric or pneumatic)
    •  P – 3 driver for drill

    Safety Clothing

    •  Safety glasses

    •  Ear muffs

    •  Safety boots

    Fasteners

    •  Series 500, 12 gauge Tek Screws. (Part No: 12-215)

    Procedures

    •  Insert the P-3 driver into the drill chuck and tighten

    •  Working down from the top step, place the first Stair Nosing in the desired position and apply weight with one foot

    •  Insert the end of a Tek Screw onto the P-3 driver and place the drilling end onto the Stair Nosing in the desired position

    •  While applying weight, activate the drill on low speed. The Tek Screw will drill through the Stair Nosing and chequerplate after which, it will self tap the chequerplate and fasten the Stair Nosing

    •  Repeat procedures 3 and 4 until the correct number of fasteners have been attached and move on to the next step

    Please Note

    •  If the P-3 driver keeps popping out of the Tek Screw, either the drill speed is too fast or not enough weight is being applied to the drill
    •  It is advisable not to install Tek Screws closer than 40mm from a Stair Nosing edge
    •  If the chequerplate is thicker than 6mm, it may have to be predrilled using a 3/16″ drill bit, before the Tek Screws will secure themselves

  3. Concrete Steps

    Tools

    •  Variable speed hammer drill (electric or pneumatic)

    •  6mm High speed steel drill bits

    •  6mm Tungsten tip masonry drill bits

    •  Steel rule

    •  Centre punch

    •  Hammer

    •  Artline pen or similar

    Safety Clothing

    •  Safety glasses

    •  Ear muffs

    •  Safety boots

    Fasteners

    •  Concrete Anchors HPS6/5 (Part No. 12-220)

    •  Concrete Anchors HPS/12 (Part No. 12-222)

    •  Concrete Anchors HPSR6/12 Stainless Steel (Part No. 12-225)

    Procedures

    •  Check all steps and establish if they are all the same configuration. If they are, one Stair Nosing can be marked for drilling and used as a template for the other Stair Nosings to be installed

    •  Working down from the top step, place the First Stair Nosing in the desired position on the concrete step

    •  Mark the correct position for the holes on the surface of the Stair Nosing – try to mark the holes so that they are more than 40mm from any edges of the Stair Nosing

    •  Measure the distance of the points marked from each side and from the back of the Stair Nosing. (Not the leading edge)

    •  Turn the Stair Nosing upside down and, using the measurements, make reciprocal marks on the underside of the Stair Nosing

    •  Using the hammer and centre punch, make an indent on the marks which are on the underside

    •  Drill 6mm holes using the indents to direct the drill bit. Always drill from the underside through to the antislip surface

    •  Turn the Stair Nosing back over and replace it in the desired position

    •  Using the 6mm Tungsten tip masonry drill bit, drill into the concrete using the predrilled holes in the stair nosing as a location guide

    •  Place nylon insert into first hole prior to drilling second and subsequent holes in the concrete which will ensure all holes line up with holes in the nosing

    •  Remove concrete dust from step and nosing

    •  Place the nylon insert into the holes located in the stair nosing and through into the holes drilled into the concrete

    •  Using the hammer, tap the nail into the nylon insert until it is flush with the top of the anchor

    •  If all holes were in the correct position, using the previously obtained measurements, repeat procedures 5 -13 for the other Stair Nosings

    Please Note

    •  Do not leave any Stair Nosings loose on steps, as this creates a hazard for other personnel using the steps
    •  It is advisable to install one flight of steps at a time
    •  To avoid the slapping noise from pedestrian traffic, a bead of Sikaflex can be laid around the edge of the nosing before application

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