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What Are the Benefits of Modular Stair and Work Platforms?

In modern workplaces, employee safety is paramount, especially in hazardous environments where fall protection is crucial. Modular stairs and work platforms provide versatile, cost-effective solutions, allowing companies to customize their safety systems effectively across various industries and applications, enhancing productivity while minimizing risks.

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By Victor Tracy
May 31, 2016
Estimated 4 minute read

There are some very dangerous places in this world that workers still need to access. When you’re working high above the ground, a fall or slip is not only dangerous, but fatal. Companies can’t afford to put their employees in harm’s way. They must use fall protection that works. OSHA insists that working equipment be installed to help prevent injuries, with hopes that with high-quality systems in place, mishaps can become a thing of the past.

Modular stairs and work platforms are a one-stop solution for a broad range of industrial and commercial applications. Many of these operations have a similar nature, making the modular design sufficient for almost all projects. Operators just plug in the components they need to create safe environments for personnel.

The best part about using a modular design is that configuration options are unlimited. With five different design types to choose from, all projects are possible. ErectaStep has a full line of these pieces, including:

  • Industrial handrails
  • Universal work platforms
  • Platform ladders
  • Aluminum stairs
  • Tower platform supports

All of these pieces fit together easily — and most anyone can do it (meaning installation costs are reduced). Assembling a large fall-protection application is no longer a complicated task. With the right components on hand, the assembly process itself creates the final configuration. What’s even more exciting about a system like this is the cost. Having your fall-protection custom designed, fabricated and assembled is expensive. Being able to do it yourself empowers your organization and saves costs. If something needs changing or the unit has to move to a new location, it’s a straightforward, internal job.

Works for Every Application

No matter your application, planning becomes much easier with a system made of individual components. If you need to create steps leading to the raised doorway or from roof to roof, you have the power and flexibility to do so. With enough component pieces and the right tools, your crew can assemble a fall-protection system that is the envy of your industry.

Modern companies are baking safety compliance into their applications. Using modular stair systems for fall protection is a winner. OSHA has a particular set of fall-protection standards that every company follows. Using equipment that exceeds their guidelines ensures the project goes off without a hitch.

The Perfect Choice for a Variety of Industries

The following industries benefit directly from modular stairs and work platforms:

  • Maintenance
  • Industrial
  • Rooftop
  • Material handling
  • Energy

Being able to deploy custom solutions for each application within these industries means project managers aren’t forced to stay with a one-size-fits-all solution that’s not quite right for their needs. With an aluminum design, components work in all environmental conditions with no heavy maintenance required down the line. Fall-protection systems are suitable for both indoor and outdoor use.

Works for Long-Term or Short-Term Projects

Modular systems are perfect for maintenance, even if it’s just for the short-term. It’s still easy to justify an investment in this situation as the enhanced productivity is cost-savings. Workers no longer have waste time walking around rather than going over obstructions—or risk their safety by using unstable ladders or other quick-fix solutions to access high areas. Now workers can gain easy access to the hardest to reach areas in your facility.

All organizations these days are fighting for better efficiency and productivity. When you provide your workers with the right tools and training, that’s just what you get. Safety training and proper systems are the only insurance available against accidental injury, liability and non-compliance. No company can afford to skimp on these essential foundations.

The new era of project management means the best tools must be chosen to gain the biggest results. Therefore, it’s worth checking out ErectaStep before when considering your crossover stairs and platform systems. Designed for modern businesses in commercial and industrial applications, this offering is unique and solves important issues.

Victor has been a part of ErectaStep since 2022, collaborating with engineers, project managers, maintenance managers, environmental and health supervisors, architects, general contractors, and safety program managers. His role focuses on improving safety and enhancing efficiency for commercial and industrial businesses. Victor is dedicated to providing expert assistance in designing safe access solutions for both existing and new work areas.