The team at PrefabMetalStairs.com evaluates industrial access solutions, including stairs and platforms used on jobsites for generator access. Our focus is on safety, durability, ease of installation, and affordability.

This month, we assessed some of the products available from REDD Team, a leader in aluminum access solutions. The company has designed, engineered and manufactured aluminum access stairs, platforms, ramps, pedestrian bridges, and other custom solutions that meet their customers’ requirements for a wide range of applications.

If you need to provide safe, secure access for workers who maintain and repair wellhead components on jobsites in the Marcellus Shale, Permian Basin, Fayetteville Shale, and other oil and shale extraction areas, these aluminum solutions can improve accessibility and reduce the size of your rig crew and open hole time.

Access Stairs for Industrial Generators

 

The company manufactures access stairs that are ideally suited to both site-built and modular buildings of all types, and their capabilities in industrial applications include:

  • Industrial stairs – for safe, code-compliant, portable or fixed access to platforms, mezzanines, roofs and other elevated areas, in both standard and custom configurations
  • Double entry work platforms –to allow access via stairs on either side of the platform for working alongside generators and large equipment
  • Crossover stairs and ladders – to clear obstacles of varying heights and lengths
  • Adjustable height platforms – to replace multiple ladders and lifts in applications that require working from multiple heights/levels
  • Rolling stairways– single and doubled sided rolling systems that will perform in a variety of environments
  • Cantilevered stairs and platforms – with extended platforms that provide access to otherwise unreachable areas
  • Rooftop stairs and platforms – to avoid rooftop damage caused by foot traffic or the installation of heavy equipment

Aluminum is the ideal material for use in stairways, platforms and other access products. Compared to wood, steel and masonry, it’s virtually maintenance-free and the access systems can easily be dismantled and relocated to other worksites when no longer needed. Other advantages of aluminum include:

  • Aluminum has an extremely high tensile strength, which explains its use in aircraft frames that demand light weight and strength. Aluminum has gained significant ground in the automotive market and to accommodate work crews involved in remote drilling operations.
  • Aluminum is only 1/3 the weight of steel. Consequently, aluminum access products are easy to assemble and move from site to site.
  • Aluminum will never warp, split, or rot from rain, snow, ultraviolet rays and other harsh environmental conditions. Aluminum stairs and platforms require no sanding, scraping, painting or staining and never need to be refinished. They are rust and corrosion resistant. The fact that they last so long in great condition makes them an economical investment.
  • Aluminum’s unique electric and thermal properties make it ideal for cold-weather applications because cold temperatures make it stronger. It also conducts heat well, so it will stay cool to the touch in high temperatures.
  • Aluminum can be recycled and reused indefinitely without losing any of its beneficial characteristics.

Worker health, safety and efficiency can be challenging on any jobsite, but managing them in remote locations can be even more difficult. When you need stairs for access to industrial generators or any other application, we highly recommend aluminum stairways and platforms for improved ease of installation, portability and excellent value when compared to other solutions.