ErectaStep: Revolutionizing Industrial Stairs with Swift Installations

In the realm of industrial stairs, ErectaStep stands as a hallmark of quality and efficiency. With a steadfast dedication to safety and functionality, ErectaStep has consistently delivered exceptional products tailored to the diverse needs of industries nationwide. However, aside from ErectaStep’s patented prefabricated modular design, what truly distinguishes ErectaStep is its innovative approach to distribution […]

Industrial Work Platform for Power Plant

Industrial Work Platform System Installation in Nevada Power Plant

Electric power generation plants encompass many facilities, from coal-burning plants and hydroelectric dams to wind farms and nuclear power plants. Each of these facilities presents unique safety challenges when it comes to designing and installing the right safe metal stairs access solutions. First, plants often have unique layouts that limit potential platform configurations. Second, workers […]

CE Course – Increased Efficiency with Prefabricated Modular Stairs, Access Systems, & Ramps

Earn CEU credits with our free one-hour online course that discusses prefabricated modular metal stairs, access platforms, and ramps. Participants will learn about the benefits and relevant codes from OSHA, IBC, and ADA regarding stairs, ladders, and handrails, but they will also learn how to specify modular stair components and configurations to facilitate code compliance […]


ErectaStep Rooftop Access System on Vancouver Island

Rooftop Work Doesn’t Have to Be Inefficient and Dangerous Workers often require rooftop stairs for a variety of reasons, such as performing maintenance tasks on HVAC and electrical equipment. Yet most workplaces do not have an OSHA-compliant rooftop access system. Workers are forced to utilize portable ladders that are inefficient and are a major source […]


The Benefits Of Ladder Fall Protection

The Importance of Ladder Safety Using a ladder to perform work at heights is typical for many individuals working in a wide variety of industrial settings. Because 81% of fall injuries which land people in U.S. emergency departments and 43% of fatal falls in the last decade involve a ladder, safety while working at heights is essential. […]

ErectaStep Stair & Catwalk installation – Sarasota FL

“Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.” ― Leonardo da Vinci This ErectaStep stair and catwalk installation was assembled with 5 in-stock components that bolted together. No need for custom fabrication, welding, or special equipment. ErectaStep Stair & Catwalk installation – Sarasota FL

Stair Hazards in Construction Sites

Why Your Construction Stairs and Ladders Need to Meet Safety Standards

Construction sites are often replete with stairs or ladders that lead to the next floor. Stairways may be a standard walking surface, but they can also pose an innocuous threat when not being properly constructed and scaffolded for workers to walk up to them without slipping or tripping on anything in their way. All employers […]

The Handrail FAQ: Complete Guide on Types, Requirements, and Installation

Whether you call it handrails, guardrails, or just plain ‘railings,’ these are all designed to prevent people from falling off from elevated work areas or from moving into restricted entry work zones. Falls ensue whenever employees move or walk, losing their balance away from their center of gravity, resulting in severe physical injury or trauma […]

Our engineering team is never afraid of a challenge

Not only is ErectaStep prefabricated and ready to install, but if your access needs require a custom solution, our engineers are ready to create a custom installation to keep your business safe and productive. When our engineering team receives a challenging project, they are always up to it. Here are some recent projects under development. […]

Conveyor crossover stairs

Conveyor Crossover Stair Installation – Improving productivity and safety for a well-known bottling facility

A pre-fabricated conveyor crossover stair installation that didn’t require custom fabrication or special tools. Nestle Waters’ Zephyrhills brand is the number one bottled water in Florida, sourced from a natural spring in the region since 1964. The popular brand has a strong commitment to providing a safe work environment for employees at all of their […]

catwalk stairs

The Role of Access Catwalks and Mezzanine Systems in Industrial Safety

Better strike a pose with safety using a stable catwalk or access system, than be sorry when accidents in your manufacturing or construction site happen! As opposed to the more popular meaning of ‘catwalk’ as the ramp where models sashay garbed in high fashion, in the industrial parlance, a catwalk pertains to a ‘walkway’ that […]

Access A Flow Control Valve Safely

This image shows how the Buckeye Pipeline used an ErectaStep system to solve tricky space problems and improve safety in a remote location effectively. The ErectaStep system allows workers to access a flow control valve and shutoff valves with confidence safely. The ErectaStep modular system is immediately OSHA compliant thanks to constant engineering and very […]


SixAxis Secures Utility & Design Patents on Ingenious ErectaStep Products

Andrews, South Carolina – October 29, 2019 — Adding to a growing list of over 24 innovative proprietary industrial designs, SixAxis, LLC secured U.S. patent 10,358,871 in July of this year on behalf of its ErectaStep brand. The product line is ingeniously simple, composed of 5 OSHA compliant modular components designed with an infinite number […]

ErectaStep’s “The 8th Wonder of the World” saga continues

“The 8th Wonder of the World” saga continues as ancient Egyptian Pharaoh Khufu chooses SixAxis’ ErectaStep to keep pyramid builders safe in an ingenious media campaign entitled, “The Mummy Returns.” Andrews, South Carolina – October 22, 2019 — Manufactured with the strict brand ethos that fall-prevention and safety products can be innovative, fast to ship, […]

Common Metal Stair Configurations

Common Industrial Metal Stair Configurations

Our stair experts have designed and configured thousands of industrial stair solutions globally.  With so many installations, we’ve assembled a list of common industrial stair configurations with installation photos. ErectaStep’s patented modular design can be configured for any solution with only 5 different modular components. Because of this, components are always in stock and can […]

Tiered Metal Access Platform for Winery

Custom Work Platforms Were The Solution

Tennessee Valley Authority needed a reliable, OSHA compliant, custom work platform for a tricky installment. Naturally, TVA called SafeRack Construction Services for guidance about a collaborative custom solution. Custom Work Platforms can go anywhere. If you look closely at the photo, you can see why TVA needed a custom installation. The platform had to provide […]

OSHA Compliant Stair ErectaStep Lineup

Metal Stairs – ErectaStep’s Patented Technology Makes it a Category Leader

Whether you are considering a new work platform, loading platform, or an OSHA required crossover metal stairs unit,  there are better options than calling a custom fabricator.  It would be best if you considered that: You do not want to compromise worker safety by implementing something unsteady. You want to meet all OSHA requirements for […]

Metal Industrial Crossover Stairs

Crossover stairway cuts Voestalpine maintenance staff transportation time by 88%

When Austrian Hot Briquetted Iron (HBI) producer Voestalpine was looking for ways to improve efficiency at their Portland, TX facility, they reached out to SafeRack for recommendations. Previously, maintenance workers had to make a 25-minute walk around the very large conveyor system for gas monitoring. A simple crossover stairway was a logical way to increase […]

HVAC Metal Stair Installation

University Seeking OSHA Compliant Metal Stairs Access to Rooftop HVAC Unit

When a university in West Virginia needed safe access to rooftop HVAC units, ErectaStep provided an efficient prefabricated platform solution that saved the school time, space, and money. The project began with a site visit where SafeRack reps noticed that rather than building two separate platforms, two areas could be accessed from the same prefabricated elevated […]

Rolling Metal Stair for Aviation

Southwest Airlines Abandons In-House Build for ErectaStep’s Mobile Work Platform

Passenger and employee safety are significant concerns for major airlines such as Southwest. Routine repairs and maintenance checks are required on all equipment to keep employees, technicians, and passengers safe at all times. Southwest Airlines had previously built their mobile work platforms in-house as the heights of their fleet are not uniform. This expensive and […]


The Importance of Choosing the Right Vendor

Ultimately, the responsibility for providing a safe workplace falls on the shoulders of employers. But your vendor should be there alongside you to help support this mission. And they should be committed to this task — not just your pocketbook. A safety solution and loading platform vendor should be an asset to trust and lean […]

As Campbell Soup Company Grows into New Product Markets, Safety & Accessibility Take Center Stage

The Campbell Soup Company is no stranger to the importance of safe and sound business practices. When facility manager Dan Junge discovered that existing rooftop access ladders presented significant safety hazards for operators, he knew replacing them was necessary. Predictable safety hazards such as rust, slipping, and durability is unavoidable as fall protection equipment ages, […]

ErectaStep Metal Stair Catwalk installation for Pipeline

Using ErectaStep to Transition from Legacy Crude Oil to Gas Storage Terminal

Flint Hills Resources Opts for ErectaStep Catwalk Stairs to Transition from Legacy Crude Oil to Gas Storage Terminal Client Flint Hills Resources Location Eagleville, MO Project Install ErectaStep Catwalks and platforms throughout terminal Product ErectaStep Industrial Stairs Catwalk stairs installed in the 1980s needed significant OSHA upgrades at a Flint Hills Resources (FHR) site in […]