Warehouse steps are an important functionality in any industrial setting. They provide operators the ability to reach heights up to 5m, whilst complying to BS and EN 131 standards to ensure maximum safety. Most commonly used to carry out maintenance, pick stock or reach hard to reach heights, they're ideal for a multitude of tasks. Our range of warehouse steps provides a selection of mobile steps to decipher from, all with unique features and attributes.
WHAT ARE THE MOST IMPORTANT FEATURES OF WAREHOUSE STEPS?
Warehouse steps are configured to a range of requirements, one being mobility. Mobile warehouse steps are ideal for fast paced environments such as warehouses, factories or offices. Their unique design ensures steps can be to the desired location with ease, whilst still be able to reach heights of 5m. Included in our range of warehouse steps, there are different mobility options with individual steps. From push & tilt steps to the classic castor option, each warehouse step can be configured to suit personal requirements.
Something that is often forgotten about, but alters the users experience is the castors the mobile warehouse steps use. With the 2 popular options being fixed or weight reactive, they both offer different features that contribute to the experience. Recently, we're noticing a rise in warehouse steps using weight reactive technology and our range shadows the rise in popularity. These castors are designed to safely lower when weight is applied to the steps and create a secure grip to ensure the warehouse steps will not glide. Once the weight is released, the steps will begin to rise and will be able to manoeuvred again.
Safety Working at Height
As previously mentioned, our warehouse steps can reach heights of 5m. With the possibility of potential accidents, our main concern is ensuring all of our warehouse steps include key features to prevent accidents. You will notice handrails, handles and break handles to provide users with much needed protection as well as regulation to HSE guidelines.
Steel Mesh or Anti-Slip Rubber Treads?
Which is the better option, Mesh or Rubber treads? The influencing factor largely comes down to the environment your working in and footwear employee's wear. A mesh tread offers some anti-slip properties as the soles of work boots grip the mesh, creating a stable footing. However if you require further anti-slip properties, our anti-slip treads offer an excellent slip resistant surface.
IMPORTANT WAREHOUSE STEPS REGULATIONS YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT!
When purchasing mobile warehouse steps, they are a set of regulations that you need to be aware of. EN131 is the updated European (Including the UK) safety classification for warehouse steps. This classification applies to commercial and trade ladders operating weights of 150kg. It's important to note that this includes the weight of the person and package they're picking. Many of our safety steps meet the requirements for EN131 or Class 1 certification, which puts your mind at rest whilst using them whilst at height. The British Standard HSE recommend when purchasing warehouse steps to look out for these set of standards.
A perfect example of EN131 classified warehouse steps are our Classic Warehouse Steps BS Range. Whilst going through rigours tests to certify to EN standards, they were awarded the British Standard Kitemark. This is for the quality of rungs, stile and connection strength, and stability. They are an easy to use and reliable warehouse ladder solution, complete with a handrail.
If you need any assistance choosing the ideal mobile steps for your workplace, get in touch with us via our live chat or over the phone. A member of our sales team will be on hand to find the ideal solution for you.