Motivation: Some people would rather take the elevator
or escalator than the stairs. Have a look at the
fact sheets under the motivating
your employees section for ideas on how to get
Unattractiveness of Stairwells: making your stairwell
more attractive is one of the easiest ways to encourage
stair use. Have a look at the design
considerations and ideas to increase
stair use fact sheets for a host of ideas to
increase the attractiveness of your stairway.
Locked Stairwells: many workplaces have locked
stairways that are not available to employees or
are only accessible by key access cards. If this
is the case in your workplace plan to work with your
employer and property manager around possible solutions.
Have a look at the convincing
your employer and convincing
your property manager sections for ideas on how
to set up a meeting and prepare your presentation.
You might also want to have a look at the fire
and building codes for stairways section for
information on codes that apply.
Lack of Employer Support: have a look at the convincing
your employer section for ideas on how the
get your employer on board.
No real Health Benefits: some people feel that
climbing the stairs has no tangible health benefits,
but this is certainly not the case. Have a look at
the benefits fact sheet for some ideas or have employees
calculate the calories they burn by using the calorie
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Canadian Council for Health and Active Living at Work