Reducing Slips, Trips & Falls

ESP Australia’s Stair Nosing and Contrast Strip systems are a robust and resilient addition to safety and risk prevention in your built environment. Made to measure and a design to suit any application, ESP Australia stocks National Construction Code Compliant edging with independant slip resistant testing to AS/NZS4586.

ESP Stair Nosing 35.7x80mm F430151 YELLOW 30mm Non Slip  PHOTOLUMINESCENT Installation IMG 9495

How Does ESP Stair Nosing Work?

ESP uses a patented process to produce a range of products that provide a four-pronged solution to pathfinding needs:

  • Step edge contrast
  • Slip-resistance
  • Visibility in all light conditions (PL)
  • Resistance to wear

How Does Photo Luminance Work?

Some of the ESP Stair Nosing and Contrast Strip products contain photo-luminescent pigment phosphors that adsorb light energy and re-emit this as a bright glow when the lights dim or go out. Activated by either natural or artificial light, the ESP Stair Nosing products will glow for many hours following activation.

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ESP Contrast Strip 1.8x51mm N3070 BLACK Non Slip Installation


ESP’s anti-slip material incorporated into the product range is hard wearing and resilient to high volumes of foot traffic. It is produced using hard wearing silicon carbide and can be used indoors or outdoors as they are UV & weather resistant.

The following tests have been passed:

  • UL410 standard for slip resistance for floor surface materials
  • AS/NZS 4586-2013 Classification: P5 which is the highest classification achievable.
ESP Ecoglo N3 Yellow 1.8x51mm on Bluestone 16.9

Why Do ESP Stair Nosing’s & Contrast Strips Perform So Well?

Each ESP Stair Nosing and Contrast Strip is manufactured through the method of aluminium extrusion and natural clear anodising.

Each tread shall have a strip not less than 50mm and not more than 75mm deep across the full width of the path of travel. The strip may be set back a maximum of 15mm from the front of the nosing. The strip shall have a minimum luminance contrast of 30% to the background. Where the luminous contrasting strip is affixed to the surface of the treads, any change in level shall comply.

Our Partnerships

“ESP’s Access® Tile have been performing very well without fault, recall or product failures. I am happy to announce that we have never been required to revisit a site for the failure of ESP’s Access® Tile. We have never encountered splitting, cracking, or fading of the product. You could double the price and still have the most effective product on the market. In all my years of dealing with them, they are trouble-free and reliable.”

– Adrian


“Considering the short time frame ESP Australia were given to mobilise the site by Coleman Rail for the Wallan bus interchange, the standard of finish met the high specifications required on the project and was completed ahead of schedule”

– Isaac – Project Engineer


“Thanks again for your help at Findon Rd, really appreciate you getting this over the line for us”

– Patrick – Infrastructure Project Engineer


“We changed from a copy TGSI to the Access® Tile as they had to be replaced within 12 months of being applied. They did not have any UV stability to them, the warranty was minimal and the application to install was not reusable. We have used the ESP Australia Access® Tile on multiple jobs in and around Darwin for a few years now, they are of superior quality, do not fade in the harsh Territory conditions and are a breeze to install. We recommend to all our customers to use the ESP Australia Access® Tile TGSI on all their current and upcoming projects.”

– Troy – Project Manager