Have you ever walked on a stairway that didn´t have a handrail? Have you also fallen down unbeknownst to yourself until you found your face two (2) feet from the steps? I have! This isn’t a problem that occurs in a vacuum.
You may think that exterior handrails are more important, but interior grippable handrails are equally as such. In this day and age of disproportionate elderly persons compared to working age persons in the population pyramid, increased usage of phones taking our attention away from where we step, and a general increase in accessibility/accommodation, handrails have become more important than ever. It is all of our responsibilities to make sure that everyone is well taken care of and to realize others’ struggles are not so much different than our own.
Did you know that between 1,000 and 12,000 people die each year from falling down the stairs? It was also well known that more than 100,000 people are treated for serious injuries following a fall down the stairs each year.
Still not convinced? Handrails can be aesthetically pleasing too! Check out this link for more information: 9 Unique Stair Railings – Dwell