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Semi Permanent Access Platforms

Better Than Renting For Longer Term Solutions.

Erectastep’s patented, bolt-together design uses 5 modular components to create unlimited stair and access configurations. Pre-engineered to meet or exceed OSHA’s standards, the typical design and installation process is reduced from weeks to often only a few days, with no need for costly, time-consuming engineering. Simply measure, configure, and assemble in minutes. Many of our customers configure the solution, place the order, and install the product, all within the same week.

  • No Periodic Inspections
  • Safer and Long Lasting
  • Fast Delivery and Setup

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Better Than Renting For Longer Term Solutions.

  • No Periodic Inspections
  • Safer and Long Lasting
  • Fast Delivery and Setup

Scaffolding Rental v.
Semi Permanent Access Platforms

  • Simple – No Need for Re-Certifications
  • Safe – Stronger, Safer and More Stable
  • Durable – Corrosion Resistant, Powder Coated Aluminum
  • Fast Delivery – In Stock, Unlimited Configurations
  • Better ROI – with Long Term Tax Advantages

Temporary or semi permanent scaffolding such as; single and double scaffolding, cantilever scaffolding, trestle scaffolding, steel scaffolding, or bamboo and wood scaffolding is far inferior to ErectaStep modular platforms, stairs, and ladders.

Eliminate Scaffolding Rental Re-certifications.

Renting or leasing typical metal scaffolding for semi-permanent or longer term applications has many disadvantages and some are just downright UNSAFE if not installed correctly. Not the least of which is that scaffolding must be reinspected and re-certified on a regular basis. Sometimes creating timely delays and costly fines if not performed on time.

Because traditional metal scaffolding is meant for temporary access in construction or maintenance applications, it’s design is not fully suited for longer term applications. ErectaStep solves that problem, simply configure, install and forget about it.

IssueTraditional ScaffoldingModular Platforms
InstallRequires trained, competent, qualified scaffolding technicianIs modular in design, bolted together, easy to assemble, requiring Mechanical Fitters to install
Pre-Use InspectionRequiredNot required
Minimum 7-day InspectionRequiredNot required.  Good working practice will often schedule an annual inspection
OSHA ComplianceThis depends upon all the good practice as described above being fulfilledYES, ALWAYS
Materials of ConstructionGalvanized steel tube and timber
• Heavy
• Heavy to transport, environmental impact
• Installation challenge
Marine Grade Aluminium
• Corrosion resistant
• Powder-coated Handrails.
• Low environmental impact
• This is an inherently non-emitting source of VOCs
Monthly FeesYesNo
DismantleRequires trained, competent, qualified scaffolding technicianIs modular in design, bolted together, easy to disassemble, requiring Mechanical Fitters
Re-PurposeYES – Requires trained, competent, qualified scaffolding technicianIs modular in design, bolted together, easy to disassemble, requiring Mechanical Fitters
Productivity/ThroughputScaffolding is a means to an end; it does not result in improved productivityAn OSHA modular solution, rigid, stable, and designed to combine Safety with Productivity
ErgonomicsScaffolding can be ergonomic, but it also requires lifting and carrying heavy materials, awkward postures, and repetitive motions.  It is not the safest or most efficient way to do the jobThis solution aims to create safe, comfortable, and productive workspaces by bringing human abilities and limitations into the design of a workspace
CAPEX or OPEX?Can be either an operational expense or capital expense to suit client needsCan be either operational expense or capital expense to suit client needs
ROIThis should be carefully considered.  Careful review of:
• Project timeline
• Supplier
• Operator training
• Maintenance/Inspection
• Downtimes
Depending upon application, this can be anything from 120 days and out.  There are outliers.

Rolling Mobile Work Platform

Project Profile – RollaStep as a Scaffolding Alternative.

Replacing temporary scaffolding systems with an MP Series RollaStep saves $18,000 in the first year, improves maintenance efficiencies, and is OSHA-compliant for improved worker safety.

Project Profile

Project Profile – ErectaStep Replaces Temporary Scaffolding with Permanent Stairs at Refinery

ErectaStep installation at a petrochemical refinery, replacing expensive temporary scaffolding with durable, permanent metal stairs. Pays for itself in two years, saving $12,000 annually by replacing rental scaffolding.

Project Profile

Modified work platform

Project Profile – Defense Industry Uses ErectaStep to Replace Temporary Scaffolding

A defense company had recently built an addition to its facility and installed equipment for a new manufacturing process it was adopting. The concrete infrastructure was poured, and temporary scaffolding was used to supervise the new equipment installation and conduct startup and operation. 

Project Profile

Fast Scaffolding Replacement

ErectaStep can serve as an even better alternative to all types semi permanent to permanent scaffolding. Typically rental When going head-to-head it is difficult to see much of a battle between the two types of access platforms, but in many industrial, plant, or warehouse uses of scaffolding, ErectaStep variants can be more effective.

The Hazards and Downfalls of Scaffolding

  • More prone to corrosion, rust and decay
  • Cannot easily reach areas without having multiple support columns
  • Fastener joints can easily loosen or break
  • Large and unsafe gaps in handrails
  • Many components and pieces needed to build even a simple platform

“The hazards of working on them are as prevalent today as they were 20 years ago”


Using a combination of 5 components: Prefabricated Metal StairsMetal work PlatformsIndustrial HandrailsAluminum Ladders and Tower Support, our modular design is sturdy, requires no fabrication and quickly bolts together to provide metal stairs, crossovers and many other configurations for safe access over pipes, dike walls, or other obstructions. All our OSHA compliant work platforms and industrial metal stairs are precision manufactured, fully engineered with heavy gauge steel and aluminum. And as always – each component is fully stocked and ready to ship today!