Project Reference : University Of South Africa - Johannesburg

Project Specification

Product Specified : SN-AA-6833
Insert Specified : External
Sector : Education

Project Description

It is widely acknowledged that one third of all reported fall accidents occur on stairs, with one serious injury every 5 minutes, Alusite range of Stair Nosing profiles significantly reduces the risk of accidents on stairs whilst also protecting the edge of the floor covering from impact damage When The University of South Africa approached us with a specific problem that they had with replacing the existing damaged, unsuitable and dangerous nosing on the main building steps. We were able to offer them the benefit of our years of global experience where extreme temperature variations and a need for popular design never stand in the way of construction challenges. The SN-AA-6833 Profile from Alusite is a specially developed profile designed to be used outside to protect the edge of the step and prevent slipping, The Silicone Carbide Insert is designed and tested for slip resistance for Pedestrian surface materials and tested against the effects of weathering to ensure optimum performance.


  1. High Strength Aluminium Alloy European Standard EN 755 1994/1997 : Aluminium and aluminium alloys extruded rod/bar, tube and profiles
    Alloy : 6063
    Temper : T5
  2. Reduces Slip Australian Standard : AS/NZS 4586:2004 Slip resistance classification of new pedestrian surface materials,
    Appendix A: WET Pendulum (Four S slider) : Mean BPN: 73 V [HIGH*]
    Appendix D: OIL – WET Ramp Mean overall acceptance angle: 38. 1 R 13 [HIGH*].
    *CSIRO has categorized the AS4586 classifications into sub – groups Low, Medium & High.
  3. Hard WearingAbrasion Resisteance; International Standard ISO 9352.1995 Plastics – Determination of resistance to wear

    Hard Wearing