Being Proactive v.s. Reactive with Safety

Commercial environments make it necessary to implement safety regulations as a means of accident prevention for staff. With the investment of improving safety aspects within the company, it lets staff know that their safety and well-being are important. After all, how could you expect respect from a staff who isn’t first respected by you, the […]

Being Proactive v.s. Reactive with Safety

Commercial environments make it necessary to implement safety regulations as a means of accident prevention for staff. With the investment of improving safety aspects within the company, it lets staff know that their safety and well-being are important. After all, how could you expect respect from a staff who isn’t first respected by you, the […]

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Project Profile – A Propane Facility Crossover Project

A propane and natural gas processing company based in the greater D.C. area export facility provided propane to a large section of the country. They found themselves in need of a crossover in order to assist workers in efficiently getting around the facility for maintenance required to upkeep their equipment. After doing some research on […]

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Aviation Maintenance Platforms – Airline Maintenance Company Says Goodbye to Building In-House Scaffolding

Aviation Maintenance Platforms – Project Profile An airline company’s main responsibility and concern is the safety of its passengers. An industry such as this requires frequent maintenance checks, as well as, repairs. This specific company has been building all scaffolding in-house and has spent countless hours making adjustments to the scaffolding when the height of […]

How to Build Metal Industrial Stairs

How do you go about building a set of metal industrial stairs? Where do you start and how do you make sure you are getting the right solution for your needs? Errors, even the most simple, can cost time and money, so starting out with the right guidelines are important. First things to consider are […]

Custom Access Platform for Plasma Enhanced Chemical Vapor Deposition (PECVD) System

A solar technology company was undergoing challenges with their facility and needed an access platform to their machinery. They were having trouble accessing their equipment, specifically their PECVD G8.5 System, which was at an elevated height. A plasma Enhanced Chemical Vapor Deposition (PECVD) is a process by which thin films of various materials can be deposited […]

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 […]