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Tactile Ground Surface Indicators for the Vision Impaired
Guardian Tactile Systems

Stair nosing from Guardian Tactile Systems

Stair nosing fitted
Guardian non-slip Stair Nosing fitted to stair edgings.

Guardian non-slip stair nosing provides a reliable and durable solution to the prevention of slips and falls that can result in serious accidents on internal and external stair cases. Manufactured from non-corrosive, high-quality, anodised aluminium, Guardian non-slip stair nosing will provide extra grip to all stair surfaces - even in adverse conditions such as the presence of water or oil.


Guardian Stair Nosing is quick and easy to install - just Peel, Bond and screw. It then provides a permanent anti-slip surface to the front edge of all types of stairing. The stair nosing can be supplied as a self installed kit or alternatively we can provide our teams of fully trained professional installers to assist with your stair nosing requirements.

  • Guardian Stair Nosing has a 15 Micron anodised surface coating that protects against corrosion, scratching and wear.
  • The heavy duty 1mm Silicon Carbide insert guarantees many years of non-slip service under heavy foot traffic.
  • Totally waterproof and weatherproof against all types of conditions.
  • Bonding System adheres to all types of surfaces and eliminates metal vibration.
  • Pre-cut and pre-drilled for simple, quick and easy site fixing to any substrate.
  • Guaranteed for 5 years.


Guardian's highlighted nosing is used to indicate the location of the leading edge of each stair to ensure safe movement up and down the stairway by all members of the community. All stairways, other than those specifically exempted under the BCA, should have these features for access and safety reasons.

The application of Guardian stair nosing on treads goings on stairways assists people with a vision impairment allowing them to see and feel the edge of each step on a stairway with far more ease; however all members of the community benefit from this application.

Building Owners' Compliance

Guardian stair nosing is a safety product essential for owners of buildings where public and employee access occurs by steps and where dedicated stair cases are used for the fire escape purposes. Building codes for the construction of stairs and exits, and Australian Standards for access and mobility now require all new buildings to include slip-resistant stair nosing.

Guardian Stair Nosings comply with the requirements set out in the Australian Standards AS 1428.4.1:2009, Disability Discrimination, and the National Construction Code (NCC), formally known as the Building Code of Australia (BCA).

Stair nosing view
Architecturally designed extruded aluminium non-slip stair nosing.

Please visit the Aluminium Stair Nosing website for more information.

Design & Quality Guaranteed

Guardian is so confident that our Tactile Ground Surface Indicator will withstand any natural condition, that we offer a 10 year warranty*. Ensuring your peace of mind like no other tactile.

10 Year Tactile Guarantee
  • UV resistant anywhere in Australia
  • Stable polyurethane compound eliminates cracking and/or lifting
  • Unique Peel, Bond & Walk® adhesive - only available with our product
  • Completely colour fast - will not fade
  • Meets all non-slip and material resistance requirements

    * Conditions apply

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