The staircase should be located at the right place in a building with proper light and ventilation. In a Residential house, the stairs may be provided near the main entrance. In the case of a public building, it should be located at the center position for quick accessibility.
The width of stairs depends on the traffic flow and may vary from building to building. In Public building, the width of stairs should be at least 6feet and in a Residential building, it should be 3feet.
The flight should provide a maximum of 12 and a minimum number of 3steps.
The maximum Pitch for a domestic building should not exceed 42degree and for a Public building ,it should not exceed 33degree
The maximum Headroom in a staircase should not be less than 6feet 8inches
The width of the landing should be always equal or greater than the width of a stair
Fire resisting materials should be used to construct the staircase for better safety
Balustrade should be provided be provided in all open well stairs to minimize the accidents. The handrail must be used on both sides of wide stairs.