For effective fall prevention in tanker access systems, you need folding stairs. These are retractable stairs used for tanker top access. They are high-end quality designed stairways with safety locking mechanisms built in for safe access and for bridging the gap between the tanker and platform. They are spring counterbalanced with 3, 4, or 5 step systems. Most importantly, these stairways ensure complete compliance with the health and safety regulations prescribed for the industry. The self-leveling folding stairway adjusts automatically to varied tanker heights for excellent fall protection and easy access.
Application of Folding Stairways:
Folding stairways are considered ideal for use in the barrel trucks, ISO tankers, rail and road tankers, and maintenance platforms in the oil and gas industry. They are approved for steel gantries, tanker platforms, mezzanine floor safety barriers, and tanker access units.
The Safety Features of Folding Stairways:
These stairways have strong interlocking mechanisms. They are enhanced with safety features that enable full wrapping around the safety cage, adjustable top step for easy access at different tanker heights, adjustable ladder, rubber wheels, and stabilisers. They offer a safer working environment to the operators working at heights in the tanker access systems. In fact, they can also be customised to suit your specific requirements.
Pneumatic Power Kit:
The folding stairway systems can be powered by pneumatic power for efficient handling. Unlike manual handling, the addition of a pneumatic power kit takes the strain out of access procedures and facilitates easy operations. You can find this kit as an addition to a new installation of folding stairway or have it fitted retrospectively to give complete power assistance.
In the manual handling systems, there can be serious health and safety issues for the operators and workers. However, with the pneumatic systems, there are no such risks involved. These systems are fully compliant with the current UK Health and Safety legislation. The powered self–leveling folding stairway has an up/down lever installed on the gantry or the platform. It compresses the air to produce the power required for lifting the stairway.
Features of Track Mounted Folding Stairways:
In this system, the self-leveling standard stairways are mounted on a track. They can easily slide along the gantry to allow easier access to various positions. It is ideal for the systems where man-way access points differ from the tanker length. Also, it is suitable for situations when it is not possible to position the tankers exactly in the way required.
These stairways work with maintenance-free bearings for a longer life and smooth operational efficiency. They can be mounted to the front of the gantry and can be used with a safety cage. Ideally, choose the products that conform to health and safety regulations. They should be available with standard sizes and increments required in your tanker access system. Customisation is integral to the selection of good folding stairs.