These mobile safety steps are fabricated in one rigid structure giving good inherent strength. The mobile steps are easy to manoeuvre with 2 large 200mm nylon wheels and 2 smaller 100mm wheels housed in swivel castors. When in position, simply disengage the swivel wheels by releasing the lever brake on the side of the mobile steps.
The mobile ladder is fitted with our industrial hi-grip step as standard, also a 100mm kick-plate and safety operating sticker. We can offer the ladder in a wider step width of 850mm, or any custom size as required.
Mobile steps are painted as standard, or can be galvanized.
Mobile Steps lead time is generally 7 days. Whilst we stock the step components, the mobile steps are built to order. We would typically allow 3 days to build the steps, a day to paint them and then despatch the mobile ladders on a 3 day service.
We deliver mobile safety steps with FREE SHIPPING to mainland UK, excluding Northern Ireland, Scottish Highlands and Islands. Please call for a delivery price to these regions. Prices do not include VAT.
We manufacture our mobile safety steps using prime steel and components at our factory in Kettering. Collection from our factory is possible - contact us for a discount if you wish to do this.
|Platform Height From Ground
|Overall Axle Width
||550mm x 380mm
|Step Tread Width
||550mm x 200mm
|Step Tread Vertical Spacing
|Weight Standard Width
Standard White Nylon Wheels
As standard, our mobile safety steps are fitted with 200mm dia white nylon wheels at the back and 100mm polyurethane wheels housed in swivel castors at the front. These wheels are hard wearing and robust to give a long life, with each rated to 150kg.
Optional Rubber Wheels
As an optional extra, we can fit rubber tyred wheels. These are the same size and of a similar load rating to the nylon wheels. Rubber has the advantage of being quieter when being rolled and slightly easier to push. They cannot though easily be "skidded" sideways.
"RUGGED" Heavy Duty Rubber Wheels
These are very heavy substantial wheels. The wheel diameter is larger at 250mm making it easier to roll over uneven ground. The tyre is high quality elasticated rubber with a hardness of 75 shore A. The wheel centre is nylon, housing a sealed ball bearing for strength and smooth running. The individual wheel load capacity is 500kg! Clearly the wheel is over-rated for a mobile step, but it offers massive resistance to abuse, mechanical handling and very rough ground..... You won't break this one! The axle is 25mm bar and is also strengthened where necessary.
The smaller wheel is also larger in diameter at 125mm. It is again elasticated rubber on a nylon cenre with roller bearing. The individual wheel and castor assembly is rated to 250kg - again a very substantial wheel and castor.
Stabilizers & Wind Down Levelling Legs
These stabilizers are to help level and firmly plant the step on rough or uneven ground. At the tall end, the frames swing out so they can be positioned as required and then the leg wound down. At the other end, the wind down legs are welded to the frame. These stabilizers are to level the step, to stop a rock under one wheel. They are not designed to fully raise the step and all its wheels off the ground.
Please note, if a bottom gate is fitted the fixed rear wind down legs can't be fitted, only the front swing out legs.
Safety Steps Standard Paint Finish
As standard, our mobile safety steps come painted, using a one coat primer/finish - Zinfos 700CT. This gives good adhesion to the steel with the primer for a long and robust life, and smart finished appearance with a 70% gloss level.
Safety Steps Galvanized Finish
As an optional extra, we are able to offer a galvanized mobile step finish. The galvanized mobile step is dip coated as a fully welded structure so retains its inherent strength and has no nuts & bolts which can loosen over time.
The galvanized zinc coating fully covers the mobile ladder protecting it from the detriments of the outside environment, especially important in external and coastal environments. It is equally useful in food preparation or scientific clean areas where it can be pressure washed regularly and there is no risk of paint flakes.
Standard Punched Steel Step Treads
As standard, our mobile safety steps are fitted with "punched and raised holes" step treads. These treads are highly slip resistant and also shed water off very efficiently.
The step treads are formed from 2mm mild steel and have 9 mm dia punched and 5 mm dia drainage holes in a square pattern. The 9mm holes are "raised" in such a way that the sharp edge of the hole is exposed which grips the sole of a shoe offering high levels of slip resistance. The step treads pass a 15mm ball bearing test - a standard test for steps and grid flooring. The punched and drainage holes give the profile an unsurpassed high strength to weight ratio.
These treads have been tested for slip resistance by the testing company Lucideon in their UKAS accredited testing laboratory. The "Pendulum Test" was originally developed for road surfaces but has grown to include all manner of surfaces such as supermarket floors or swimming pools.
Our step treads were rated as follows:
Dry test: 66 value - Extremely low
Wet test: 50 value - Low
More info on Slip testing and Ceram can be found by here Slip Resistance Testing
Optional Aggressive Step Tread
This step is more akin to a bear trap! The Aggressive step tread can be identified by oval, serrated holes that provide the top flange of the planks with a very high load capacity, and rolled side flanges that further reinforce the planks and gratings.
This step tread is used where requirements of slip resistance and drainage are high - often in marine environments, industries with oil and water, building sites, etc. Please note, this is an optional extra and also adds an extra week or so to the build time.
Other Step Treads available
As the mobile steps manufacturer, we can build the steps with whatever treads suit your requirement. This is not of course the cheapest solution. We offer a competitively priced range of standard mobile steps but acknowledge that sometimes price is not the critical factor, but rather design is.
Rubber Step Treads
Whilst we can make steps with rubber mats stuck on, we no longer offer them as a standard option. They offer no real benefit over the punched steel treads and over time, the glue will invariable fail... a corner lifts... gets caught... gets ripped off.
Extended Access Platforms
Our standard mobile steps can be adapted to offer access from the top platform for more additional room. Whilst we have the triangular sides in stock, each mobile step is built to order and we can customise the top platform to suit your requirement.
The first point to mention is that our steps "slope" back slightly. This is deliberately designed for stability, but it does mean that if you butt our steps up against a brick wall, there will be a gap at the top. This can be overcome by extending the platform.
These mobile step access platforms are custom made to order, so choose carefully. If in doubt, please call us.
These options are only available on mobile steps with platforms higher than 2m. This is because with the smaller mobile steps, there is not enough weight in the structure to counterbalance the offset weight of someone standing on an extension. Our platforms are made up of tread sections, normally 200mm wide, although we also stock 150mm. So any extensions, or custom sized platforms, will generally by multiples of these sizes.
Straight Through Access Platform
An additional tread is added onto the steps platform with a handrail post for support. This will now butt up to a vertical wall.
Left Access Platform
An additional tread is added onto the front of the steps platform and also a tread onto the left hand side. Handrails are altered to suit.
Right Access Platform
An additional tread is added onto the front of the steps platform and also a tread onto the right hand side. Handrails are altered to suit.
Double Access Platform
For double access an additional tread is added onto the front of the steps platform and also a tread onto the left and right hand side. Handrails are altered to suit.
Bespoke Custom Design Step Platform
We can also design and build steps as totally bespoke solutions to your problems. What do you need? What is you specific application? Just contact us...