Help with climbing stairs - our 5 tips

Help with climbing stairs - Our 5 tips: As we get older, more and more people have difficulty walking and sooner or later find themselves facing their own stairs at home and are afraid to climb them without help. There are many products that can be helpful in this case. In this article you can find out more about help with climbing stairs.


Railing on both sides

Railing on both sides

For an accessible staircase, the banister is one of the most important measures to ensure that the staircase can be used safely and without fear of falling.

Regardless of the type of staircase, the railing must be continuous and must not be interrupted at landings. If possible, the railing should also continue horizontally at the beginning and end of the staircase so that safe entry and exit is possible.

Do you have difficulties and need help climbing stairs? Consider installing railings on both sides.

Height of the railing

A railing must be installed at a height of at least 80 cm vertically above the edge of the steps and may be a maximum of 115 cm high.

Shape and diameter of the railing

  1. The shape of the railing is usually rounded, as only oval or round railings are permitted on public staircases.
  2. The diameter of a railing should be between 3 and 4.5 cm.

Legal requirements

  1. A banister is mandatory on stairs with at least three steps.

  2. If the steps exceed a width of 1.5 meters, a handrail must be installed on both sides of the stairs.

  3. From a width of at least four meters, an intermediate railing is mandatory; this is installed in the middle of the staircase.

In short:

  • Diameter 3 - 4.5 cm
  • Height 80 - 115 cm
  • Mandatory from 3 levels
  • Shape either round or oval for public staircases
  • From 1.5 meters step width, two railings are mandatory
  • 5 cm distance from the wall.


Step markings

Step markings

Mark your steps and stair edges in contrasting colors. Probably the cheapest and easiest way to create high-contrast stair treads is to use floor strips in strong contrasting colors to mark the treads. These can be adapted to any staircase by simply cutting them to size. Retrofitting is therefore quick and easy.

Make sure that:

  • the markings are applied continuously on the steps
  • the markings may provide a high contrast to the steps
  • Reflective or dazzling materials should be avoided (e.g. metal rails)
  • the strips are between 4 cm and 5 cm wide.



Sufficient lighting is essential for safe use of the stairs. Therefore, make sure that your stairs are sufficiently illuminated to reduce the risk of falling. This makes it easier to see where the next step is and whether there are objects on the stairs or the surface is slippery. In addition to sufficient lighting, it is recommended that LED strips are fitted to illuminate the steps even better.

If your bedroom is on the 1st floor, it may be a good idea to keep a flashlight in your drawer - in case of a power cut.

Non-slip coverings

If you have difficulty walking safely on the steps, it is possible to install non-slip or anti-slip coverings on the steps.

Stair climber

TOPRO Step stair climber

If the above advice is not enough to use your stairs safely, you should consider adapting your stairs with user-friendly mobility aids.

Stay independent in your own home with the TOPRO Step stair climber. With the TOPRO Step stair climber, you have a solid and firm support when climbing stairs. The stair climber reduces the risk of falling and gives you back confidence in your own abilities and self-confidence.


The stair climber is moved by pushing the light but robust aluminum handle in front of you - similar to a rollator. When the handle is pulled down, it engages automatically, protecting you and supporting you with every step.

TOPRO Step is TÜV-certified and CE-marked for users weighing up to 120 kg. The stairclimber can be installed on both straight and curved stairs. TOPRO Step significantly reduces the risk of falling by creating a barrier between you and the stairs, giving you confidence and increasing the safety of your staircase.

TOPRO Step information video

Why choose TOPRO Step?

Installation in 3 steps

To carry out an on-site inspection and receive a quote, make an appointment with us. Once you have accepted the quote, we will carry out the installation, which usually only takes a few hours. .

TÜV tested and certified

TOPRO Step is TÜV-tested and certified and meets all functional and safety requirements.

Adaptable to your staircase

TOPRO Step is designed so that it can be easily adapted to your staircase. It can be installed on straight stairs, curved stairs and stairs with a landing.

Fits perfectly in any home

Ask your health insurance company about the possibility of cost coverage or possible subsidies. Please note that these options are country-specific and individual.

Up to 5 years warranty

TOPRO Step means TOPRO quality. When you buy a TOPRO Step, you receive a guarantee of up to 5 years.

Over 2,000 satisfied users

We measure success by satisfied customers, which is our top priority. We already have over 4,000 satisfied users throughout Europe.

Choose your TOPRO Step

Configure your TOPRO Step - in just a few steps!

Do you have any questions?

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+47 902 931 00
Monday - Friday
08:00 - 16:00 o'clock.

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