|Posted by Asbestos E-Liquid|
Recently I found an industrial location with a metal staircase that leads to a catwalk about a story up in the air. Is there any way I can tell that’s it’s sturdy? And furthermore, what precautions do you take when exploring a location?
Most of time it will depend on what is the metal the stairs are made of.
Cast iron will last forever before being rusted tru so for that check how is it holding to the bulding.
Normal mild steel stairs are commonly rusting way faster.
The steps can still be there but whats holding the steps (the angles on each side under it) will be one of the first thing to rust bad enough that it can't support the weight of the steps or the person on it anymore.
Just look at the anchor points and support points, what are their integrity.
If you don't know metals and are not familiar with sructural stuff...maybe don't try it.
If it's still there there is a good chance you can take it but always remember to have 3 support point always, so hold on to the rails with both hands in case someting give, walk with your feet as close to the side possible.
If you want, send me a picture in PM if you got one and ill tell you what i think of it.
When walking on a roof or a floor that i dont trust i could go tru, i walk with bot arm extended so if i fall my arm will stop me, or well... i will have more chance to not go tru and cath myself.
It's just a matter of inspecting what you are walking on and be aware.