Choosing the right stairs – Commercial or Industrial

Many companies manufacture both OSHA compliant stairs and IBC compliant stairs and purchasing managers are left with the task of deciding which models and stair variants to choose. In the petrochemical and other industrial application, risk mitigation, and in this instance, specifically when working at height, must be one of the main health & safety […]

Ohio Winery Access Stairs – Custom Fit, Custom Look

An Ohio winery was looking to gain access to their equipment in a safer and more efficient way. They also wanted to keep the clean and appealing aesthetic of their winery, so whatever equipment they needed had to meet the standards of their facilities. Specifically, they needed to access the tops of stainless steel tanks […]

What is Galvanizing

Galvanizing is one of the most popular methods of coating and protecting the metal. Galvanization is done by applying a protective zinc coating to steel or iron. This coating is mainly done to prevent rust and corrosion, which provides a longer useful life and increased safety. Why Galvanize: Less Maintenance Required – Self-maintaining, thicker, and […]

Stair Terminology and Types – Industrial stairs glossary by Erectastep

Platforms, stairs, ladders, and crossover systems are common in manufacturing and industrial facilities. This article illustrates and describes the basic names of stairs parts and terms common to industrial stairs.  Stair Parts – Elements that make up a stair component or staircase Handrails Fixed stairs having four or more risers shall have stair railings or handrails complying […]

What is Galvanizing

Galvanizing is one of the most popular methods of coating and protecting the metal. Galvanization is done by applying a protective zinc coating to steel or iron. This coating is mainly done to prevent rust and corrosion, which provides a longer useful life and increased safety. Why Galvanize: Less Maintenance Required – Self-maintaining, thicker, and […]

Who Do You Call When Safety Can’t Wait?

In life there are things that just can’t wait. And if we wait… accidents happen. However, when it comes to workplace safety, things are often put off for one reason or another, and sometimes accidents happen. But are they really accidents if we can prevent them? In reality, safety can’t wait; although, we have control over […]

Customization vs. Fabrication

Uncover three commonly held myths about fall protection that waste time and resources. There’s an easier, more effective way to give workers safe access to work areas.Uncover three commonly held myths about fall protection that waste time and resources. There’s an easier, more effective way to give workers safe access to work areas. 3 Safety […]

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Automotive Plant Custom Conveyor Crossovers

The Challenge – Create an OSHA compliant custom convery crossover in an area with a low ceiling. The client didn’t want heavy steel, on site welding and required all parts to be powder coated with a custom color theme.  ErectaStep, a brand known for top quality industrial stairs, work platforms, ladders, recently designed and built […]

Falfurrias Capital Announces Strategic Investment in SixAxis

SixAxis is a leading manufacturer of safety equipment, including SafeRack, ErectaStep brands CHARLOTTE, N.C. (Sept. 21, 2017) – Falfurrias Capital Partners (“FCP”), a Charlotte-based private equity firm focused on investing in growth-oriented, middle-market businesses, and SixAxis LLC (“SixAxis”), the leading manufacturer of advanced products that increase worker safety and boost productivity, today announced that FCP […]

Safety Codes: What’s the Difference Between IBC and OSHA Stairs?

Whenever you see a set of stairs, you can be assured its construction was carefully considered. Each set has to meet certain standards before it’s made available for use. But with so many types of stairs, how can you tell which standards yours need to follow? Stairs can be designed to comply with different regulations […]

ErectaStep Metal Stairs are made is the United States by Experienced Metal Workers

Labor Day: A Celebration Of Hard Work

We appreciate our team of dedicated staff, employees and and skilled craftman.             ErectaStep’s experience building metal stairs and access platforms goes back over 20 years.  We’re leading the industry when it comes to design and innovation for all types of industrial metal stair kits and it is all made […]

ErectaStep Expands Facility and Product Line of Metal Stairs

ANDREWS, SOUTH CAROLINA —  (August, 16, 2017) – Continuing with their commitment to providing world class metal stairs and access platforms, today, ErectaStep announces the introduction of three new products designed to fill the demand for higher quality metal stair kit solutions to serve the commercial and architectural marketplaces. ErectaStep is to begin production of […]

The 8th Wonder Marketing Campaign

The Great Wall  This print ad first ran as a full spread in Plant Engineering Magazine in the fall of 2012. It became the first in the series of the 7 Great Wonders ads.   The Grand Canyon   The Taj Mahal   Stone Henge     The Roman Colosseum     Pyramids of Giza […]

Before & After: Equipment Manufacturer Leaves Rust in the Dust

Most people know that rust is a common environmental phenomenon. Safety managers and those that use industrial safety equipment know that rust is not only a natural reaction, but it can also be a sign of imminent equipment failure. Rust can form on iron or iron alloys, including steel. Flaky, reddish-brown rust forms on these […]

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Before & After: Accomodating a Last-Minute Change to a Customized Solution

After exploring multiple options, in early 2016, a global automotive supplier eventually made the decision to convert a second-floor storage room into a conference room. While normally such a project would take little more than clearing out some dusty boxes, seldom-used equipment and whatever else might be hidden away in a storage room, this one […]

Dallas Episcopal School

Before & After: Dallas Episcopal School Graduates their Safety

The most cited OSHA standard in 2015 concerns fall protection (29 CFR 1926.501). Slips, trips and falls should of course be avoided in any workplace, but they are especially dangerous for those working from a height. This increased risk means it is essential for employees on roofs to have access to proper safety equipment. A […]

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Duck Unders Are Officially Over

Earlier this year, Nestle Waters North America, the nation’s leading water bottling company, opened a massive, two-line water bottling facility in McBee, SC. Inside the 200,000-square-foot facility, the fully automated machinery occupies a large footprint. While the layout is ideal for bottling, pedestrian access is less than ideal in certain locations. If the equipment were […]

Springfield Hospital

Before and After: Springfield Hospital Steps Up to Safety

Few people understand the consequences of work-related injuries better than the health care professionals who treat them. Seeing firsthand the effects of jobsite slips, trips and falls makes it immediately clear that safety should always be a top priority. That’s why the management at a large Springfield hospital takes every measure necessary to protect the […]

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ErectaStep Helps Boeing Reach for the Stars

ErectaStep is proud to be a part of making NASA’s Commercial Crew Program possible. The goal of this initiative is to return human spaceflight launches to American soil. In order to make this goal a reality, NASA asked private companies to develop human spaceflight systems – and that’s exactly what Boeing did. Boeing’s CST-100 Starliner […]

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Reduce Waste, Enhance Value

What do you consider “waste” in your facility or plant? Excess energy or water? A worker who isn’t busy throughout the day? According to the Lean approach, it’s more than that. Anything that isn’t an action or process that your customer would be willing to pay for is waste. That means extra products sitting on inventory shelves are considered waste. So are extra steps…

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The Higher It Goes, The Stronger It Gets

At ErectaStep, we’re always on the lookout for ways to improve. Whether it’s a technique to make our products safer or a new technology that can help us be leaner on the factory floor, we work to incorporate the innovations that make us better.

Q&A with ErectaStep Employee: Shep Davis, Territory Sales Manager

Shep discusses product customization and customer feedback We believe one of the key ways to improve workplace safety is to talk about it regularly. Our employees at ErectaStep have valuable on-the-job insights that we share with one another in safety meetings — and now here with you. In our ongoing employee interview series, we’re offering […]

3 Unique Work Sites Using ErectaStep

We can tell you all day long that our stairs and platform systems are incredibly mobile, repurposable and easy to put together. But such modifiers can only go so far. We think a better way to get a sense of how these systems truly benefit companies is through real-life examples.