Installing a 'safety' railing
We have a pull down stairway to our attic. When we reach the top of the stairs, there is nothing to grab as we make the final step to the floor.
Also at the side of the stairs there is no railing to keep a person from falling from the side.
I would like to install a grab bar at the top of the stairs, and put up a railing (emergency railing) at the side.
We can see the water pipes. If we were to get a meter to see if there is electricity in that area, can you think of any reason why we could not bolt those items to the floor rather than to call a carpenter?