Identifying the Right Warehouse Steps for Your Workplace
When working at heights, it's common to use warehouse steps also known as mobile steps to access hard to reach heights. Whilst providing a safe and effective working solution, they improve workflow in fast-paced industrial environments. Designed for warehouses, factories, retail and offices, employee's can access heights up to 4 metres safely and securely.
Within our range of warehouse steps, we have a vast selection to decipher from. It's important to consider all features such as capacity, platform height, classifications as well as mesh types. All key attributes contribute to the quality of the warehouse steps and ensure your working environment has the correct mobile steps.
Due to Health & Safety regulations it's required warehouse steps to be of a certain quality in different environments. Our warehouse steps most commonly conform to EN 131, but included within our range a BS, GS & BSI standards. These sets of stands ensure the quality of warehouse steps, as well as a set of guidelines the manufacturer needs to oblige by.
Mobility is vital when working in demanding working environments, many warehouses and factories use forklifts for this exact reason to ensure fast and secure mobility. So, when it comes to warehouse steps it's no different. All of our warehouse steps include a unique form of mobility to provide a mobile step that can improve the workflow of operators.
Included within our choice are ranges of different mobility methods to suit preferences and requirements. From weight reactive castors to tilt and push mobile steps, all perform to the highest of standards. One of our popular methods of mobility can be seen in our Classic Warehouse Steps. The dome weight reactive castors retract when weight is applied to the steps, providing firm contact with the floor.
Steel Mesh Treads VS Ribbed Rubber Treads
When it comes to treads, there are many options to choose from. The most common two are mesh or rubber treads due to their long-lasting properties, but which is the better option? The deciding factor will come down to your working environment as well as footwear. A mesh tread offers some anti-slip properties as the soles of work boots grip to the mesh. However, if you require further anti-slip properties, our ribbed rubber treads offer this extra slip resistant surface you're looking for.
When looking at treads, it's also important to consider the height you'd like to reach. All warehouse steps specify their platform height, to which you can calculate the operators maximum height.
As mentioned previously, many of our warehouse steps classify to EN 131. These set of regulations are the updated European standards for warehouse steps to ensure the safety of operators whilst in use. Formally known as Class 1 certification, EN 131 ensures warehouse steps meet the requirements whilst working in demanding industrial workplaces. Whilst applying to trade and commercial ladders, it ensures all steps are tested to a maximum load of 150kg, including the operator, tools and equipment. As well, they are of high quality that offer a extremely durable warehouse step that can withstand industrial environments.
As part of the Direct2U network Access Equipment Direct2U can offer a wide range of high quality warehouse steps at competitive prices. With the warehouse step being manufactured here in the UK you can be assured that you will receive steps of high quality and conformance to all relevant legislation. If you have any queries on any of our products or need any advice, please don’t hesitate to contact our friendly sales team; they are just a phone call (01922 715 130) or live chat away.