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Fuel Pipe Crossovers with anti slip stair treads get you to flow control valves safely.
Horizontal flow control pipes in Tank Farms are everywhere! Go to any Fuel Depot or Tank Farm that has above-ground storage tanks and look at all the piping that runs horizontal to the ground. Getting from point A to point B safely if you are not an Olympic hurdler can be difficult.
All tank farms have many manual shutoffs and directional flow valves that must be accessed rapidly. Therefore, keeping response routes to essential areas clear and safe is very important. Horizontal pipes get in the way, but workers must get over them. Sometimes in a hurry.
How to get OSHA compliance using crossover stairs.
Crossover stairs are a versatile and easy to install solution.
ErectaStep makes OSHA compliant crossover stairs that can keep your Tank Farm or Fuel Depot in compliance with OSHA regulation CFR1926,1050-1060.
OSHA states…_When there is a break in elevation of 19 inches (48 cm) or more and no ramp, runway, embankment or personnel hoist is available, employers must provide a stairway or ladder at all worker points of access.
OSHA also states…
In addition, employers must install all stairway and ladder fall protection systems required by these rules and ensure that their worksite meets all requirements of the stairway and ladder rules before employees use stairways or ladders. See 29 CFR 1926.1050-1060 for the details of the standard._
How to Inspect your tank farm crossover points.
– Look closely at your current crossovers. Check for rust and other corrosion, especially at the weld points.
– Is the paint on the handrails and guardrails faded and not as yellow as it should be?
– Is there a chain gate on the crossover? Sometimes access to tank farm crossovers have been cross chained to control.
– Are the handrails and guardrails firmly in place or do they wobble or move at all when you pull on them.
– Is any part of the stairway or metal grate bent or jagged due to breakage?
– Are the stair treads still anti-slip stair treads?
When it is time to replace a crossover system that has seen better days or you need to install a new crossover, ErectaStep has the modular industrial-strength solution that can be installed in hours. Each ErectaStep system is instantly OSHA compliant from the stairs to the guardrails, handrails, and metal diamond plate. Crossover systems can be shipped today! Call ErectaStep and keep your fuel tank farm in compliance.