REDD Team proudly manufactures an extensive line of OSHA-compliant industrial stairs, IBC- and ADA-compliant stairs, and stairs that adhere to a wide variety of other codes and will make your jobsite safer.
The fact that slips, trips and falls are responsible for tens of thousands of workplace injuries every year makes choosing code-compliant stairs essential to the safety of your workers who are required to access platforms, conveyor crossovers, roofs, mezzanines and other elevated areas on jobsites.
Many elements contribute to these injuries, including environmental factors such as poor design, construction and maintenance of stairs and tread surfaces, and poor lighting. In general, slips and trips occur when traction is lost between the shoe and the walking surface or when a person makes inadvertent contact with a fixed or moveable object.
REDD Team by Sapa is a leader in high quality aluminum access products, such as ADA wheelchair ramps, aluminum pedestrian bridges, aluminum walkways, aluminum gangways, aluminum stairs (OSHA and general code), universal stair systems, aluminum stair towers and more.
Our aluminum stairs have many advantages over wood, steel and masonry stairs in most applications. Typically built from 6000 series aluminum alloy with 6061-T6 for structural strength, they are a lightweight, cost-effective, low maintenance and eco-friendly solution.
Types of Aluminum Stairs
- Conventional stairways– These stairway systems provide safe and convenient access to virtually any permanent or temporary, fixed or rolling, indoor or outdoor application. OSHA requires fixed stairways to be no less than 22 inches wide and capable of carrying a load of five times the normal anticipated load but no less than a concentrated load of 1,000 pounds.
- Stairways with platforms– Stairways with platforms are ideal for access to equipment, trailers, etc. Where doors or gates open directly onto a stairway, OSHA requires a platform that is at least 20 inches in width beyond the swing of the door. Platforms must also be at least as wide as the stairway and no less than 30-inches long in the direction of travel.
- Crossover stairs– Crossover stairways are a safe and cost-effective way to bridge obstructions on roofs and inside manufacturing plants, such as conveyors, pipe runs, ductwork or dangerous equipment. Aluminum crossovers can be easily taken apart, reconfigured and transported to different locations.
- Spiral and circular stairs– These are another space saver in tight surroundings. An 18 foot by 3 foot straight staircase will take up 105 sq. ft. of space. In contrast, spiral and circular staircases of the same proportions will fill only 45 sq. ft. They are also excellent for use in wet industrial environments. However, unless a conventional stairway in not practical, OSHA regulations do not permit them to be used by workers.
REDD Team’s aluminum access products include the Dura-Grip OSHA Stair, the Flex-Step OSHA Stair, and other premium-quality solutions that are designed to meet or exceed OSHA 1910.24 and are fully compliant with all relevant safety standards and building regulations for both site-built and modular buildings.
Bring your workplace into compliance and provide safe walking/working surfaces for your workers by adhering to the OSHA standards for industrial stairs. Our aluminum safety products are durable, lightweight, virtually maintenance-free, and are very economical. Call us at 800-648-3696 for more information about our high quality, effective fall protection systems.