Safety Crossover Stairs for Fuel Depots

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ErectaStep Crossover stairs is the modern way to replace old crossovers.

Safety Crossover stairs allow you to access flow control valves at fuel tank farms safely.

There are many horizontal ground level pipes in fuel depots. Visit any fuel depot or tank farm that has above-ground storage tanks and look at all the pipes that are ground level. Getting over ground level pipes to access manual shutoff and flow direction valves can be difficult.

At times valves must be accessed rapidly. Therefore, keeping the routes to vital areas, open and safe, is a requirement. Workers and contractors need to get over horizontal pipes and sometimes in a hurry.

Crossover stairs are the solution.

ErectaStep crossover stairs are a versatile, easy to install, solution to keep a route to a manual valve clear and easy to access. The components in the ErectaStep system assemble in a small amount of time and can be placed in any location to provide safe, unobstructed access to valves. Workers and contractors won’t be tripping on horizontal pipes when an ErectaStep system is in place.

If your job site has older crossovers in place you should evaluate them carefully during the next Safety Evaluation.

How to Inspect your tank farm crossover points.

– Inspect your current crossovers. Look for rust and other corrosion, on weld points and other connection areas.

– Is the coat of yellow paint on the rails and guardrails still bright? Are the prefabricated stairs or rails bent and possibly injurious to hands and feet?

– Is access to the platform blocked by a cross-chain? An easy to install safety gate can be added to a crossover easily.

– Are handrails and guardrails solidly in place or do they move laterally or pull back when you tug on them?

– Is any part of the stairway landing platform or outside stairs bent or punctured due to misuse?

These are just a few items you should look for. If it is time to replace a stair system or you are ready to install modern safety stairs, ErectaStep has an industrial-strength solution that can be installed in hours. ErectaStep systems can be shipped today! Call ErectaStep today.

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