Large Access Folding Stairs ( LAFS )

Large Access Folding Stairs

Why? A large sized safety cage allows access to all of the top of vehicle equipment on a road tanker, rail car or ISO tank container without needing to re-spot the vehicle. Ideal for safe and efficient loading, inspection, sampling or venting operations with multi compartment tanks or where complete tank top access is required

How? Safe access from the platform to the vehicle top is via the Folding Stairs once the LAFS unit has been lowered in to position. The complete working area on top of the vehicle is now surrounded by a safety cage. Once the safe working tasks are completed the unit is simply raised to the stored position

LAFS – Large Access Folding Stairs
  • Large Safety Cage to access full or part length of the tank top for tank trucks, rail cars or ISO tank containers
  • Full length step inside safety cage
  • Optional adjustable safety rails for ISO containers and different length vehicles
  • Custom sizes of Folding Stairs and Safety Cages to suit each application
  • Standard 3, 4, 5 and 6 step configuration or custom >6 step
  • Design is self-supporting. Depending on size, position and materials of construction, support beams and/or columns will be supplied
  • 230kg working load capacity
  • Self leveling non-slip step treads through the working range
  • Working range of -40° to +45° from the platform to the vehicle
  • Parks out of the way at approx. 80°
  • Safety hand rails at 1100mm min. height from the step tread surface
  • Mid rails and toe rails
  • HD safety chains
  • Standard foot lock
  • Easy adjust tension springs assist movement. Pneumatic or hydraulic systems available for larger units
  • Available in aluminum, stainless steel and galvanized carbon steel, primed or painted
  • Standard tread widths in mm: 610, 800, 1220, 1525, 1830
  • Modular construction for ease of installation, maintenance and repair
  • Padded leading edge to help protect top of vehicle

Safety Cages and Floors to suit all LAFS

  • Custom size and configuration to suit the vehicle application
  • In Aluminum, stainless steel and carbon steel
  • Full length step in side each safety cage
  • Full floor covering with lift up inspection panels in aluminum, stainless steel and GRP
  • Warranty period – 18 months
  • Safety cages ship separately
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