Education: If you have a carpeted staircase do yourself a favor and make sure it is secure. One of the more common injuries involving staircases at home is poor management of the carpet on the staircases. Whether it be you or someone else - take a look at the mounts and equipment that help to hold the carpet in place - make sure nothing is loose. Loose carpet can pose an immediate risk for a fall. Make any necessary home improvements to ensure your safety.