Safe Working with Railcar Loading Equipment
We provide Safe railcar access systems – designed to keep workers safe when accessing railcar loading equipment and filling or unloading rail car tankers.
For more than 30 years, IFC Inflow has designed and built railcar loading platforms, ranging in complexity from basic access gantries, all the way up to total-railcar cages with access floor panels. Designed to comply with the most arduous health and safety requirements, along with the diverse range of configurations used by railcar manufacturers means there is a great need for flexible access solutions. Our integrated rail access systems are all designed to keep workers safe.
When full access to the top of a railcar is needed, products such as the FlowStep are perfect. The stairs lower over the railcar, and the workers are protected by a pulpit-style cage that surrounds them. These systems minimise the risk when stepping onto and off of the railcar. When prolonged access or more complicated operations are to be performed, our MultiLev system provides the safest access.
A MultiLev system provides a grated floor, surrounded by safety railings that lower over the railcar. Operators then open panels in the floor to access at the most convenient position. This satisfies the CIA advice to eliminate the risk of falls by having workers on a platform rather than working directly on rail cars.