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Step Over Units for Plant Equipment


When it comes to Working at Height, ensuring the safety of personnel is crucial. At Heightsafe we understand the importance of providing secure access over obstacles that could pose trip or fall hazards. One of our specialised solutions for this purpose is our Step Over Units.

Last Updated: 29th April 2024

Tailored Solutions for Safe Access

Heightsafe’s Step Over Units are meticulously designed to facilitate safe access over plant equipment, pipe work, or changes in roof levels. Customisable to meet specific requirements, these units play a crucial role in helping employees and contractors navigate potential obstacles during maintenance work at heights.

Non-Penetrative and Roof-Friendly

Our Step Over Units are manufactured with non-penetrative wide feet, strategically engineered to spread the weight of the unit evenly. This design not only ensures the safety of those using the units but also safeguards the integrity of the roof by avoiding any damage caused by fixation.

Features of Heightsafe Step Over Units:

Freestanding and Non-Penetrative: Our Units are freestanding and non-penetrative, providing flexibility and ease of installation without compromising safety.

Quick and Easy Assembly: Designed for efficiency, these units are quick and easy to assemble, minimising downtime and ensuring that your workforce can focus on their tasks without unnecessary delays.

Flat Packed for Transportation: To further enhance convenience, our Units are flat packed, allowing for easy transportation to different work sites.

Compliance and Maintenance

Heightsafe adheres to PUWER regulations, recommending that Step Over Units undergo testing and inspection at intervals not exceeding 12 months, depending on usage frequency. We also offer Testing and Maintenance services to ensure ongoing compliance with safety standards.

Heightsafe’s Step Over Units

Heightsafe’s Step Over Units are the trusted choice for businesses seeking a reliable and secure solution for safe access at heights. By prioritising safety, customisation, and compliance, we empower your workforce to carry out maintenance work with confidence and efficiency. For a comprehensive approach to fall protection and access safety, partner with Heightsafe – your Work at Height specialists. Contact Heightsafe today to take the next step towards unparalleled protection.

  • Available for
    • Install
    • Supply
    • Hire

    Finishes: Hot Dip Galvanisation and Powder Coating to any RAL colour

  • Attachable Roof Type
    • Concrete Deck
    • Timber
    • Felted
    • Metal
  • Frequently Asked Questions

    Q: What sizes are ship ladders and step units available in?
    A: Heightsafe’s ladders and units are available in any size required by the application in which it is being utilised.

     

    Q: Can ship ladders be built to a custom height and angle?
    A: Yes, the standard angle of ladders is 30degrees, however this can be adjusted

     

    Q: What is the warranty for ship ladders and step units?
    A: Custom built ladders and step units have a standard 10-year warranty

     

    Q: Do the systems come with handrails?
    A: Ladders traditionally have handrails on either side, however these can be custom designed to suit any application. Units should have at least one handrail for safety, although a separate guardrail can also be designed around the unit

     

    Q: How long are the handrail upstands on ship ladders?
    A: These can be custom designed to suit the application but are normally at least 1100mm in height if at height

     

    Q: Are ship ladders one piece fixed, or can they be hinged and folded for storage?
    A: Ladders should always be structurally fixed with no break or hinge in the integral design

     

    Q: Can step units be designed to include turns in their direction?
    A: Yes, bespoke units are available and can be integrated with walkways, other metalwork or GRP structures

Why Heightsafe?

The UK’s leading Work at Height company for Roof Access equipment.

With over 50 years of combined experience, Heightsafe are the safest choice for your Work at Height, Fall Protection, Façade and Roof Access requirements. Step Over Units are designed and installed to meet individual site requirements, ensuring safety for your personnel Working at Height.

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Your Specialist Work at Height Partner!

Get in touch with Heightsafe’s friendly, professional team today for free, no obligation advice on your Step Over Unit requirements.

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