How to Choose the Right Step Unit for your Business

How to Choose the Right Step Unit for your Business

23rd March 2021

Step units come in a wide variety of shapes, sizes and materials so it can be difficult to ascertain which is the correct type of step unit to use for your specific purpose.  If you’re a business or premises owner looking to buy a step unit there are several issues to consider whilst deciding on the right step unit for the task at hand. 

First, you’ll need to ascertain whether you need a fixed step unit that’s used for one specific task in a particular place, or a mobile step unit that can be used in several different areas and for differing purposes.  Of course, the main job of a step unit is to provide safe access to an area where work needs to be carried out. 

A mobile step unit is a versatile piece of equipment that can provide access to work areas that are not easily reached.  It’s a great solution in warehouses where the step unit will need to be used to access different heights in different areas of the warehouse.  These mobile step units feature wheels enabling them to be easily and quickly moved from one area to another, providing access throughout most areas of the warehouse or facility. 

However, when it comes to more complex access requirements, it’s often the case that the safest solution is a fixed step unit, specifically designed to provide access for workers to carry out tasks in a specific place and at a specific height.  Whilst there are many fixed access step units on the market, depending on the purpose and place, you may need to have a step unit specially built to ensure the safety of your workers. 

Some step unit solutions offer a range of components that can be combined to provide exactly the type of access you require.  In some cases, you’ll need to commission a bespoke step unit specifically designed and manufactured for a sole purpose.  This means that you’ll need to work closely with designers so that they have all the relevant information necessary to ensure that the step unit they manufacture and fabricate is the safest solution for the task at hand.

Here at Safety Fabrications, we take the safety of your workers very seriously and offer our customers a range of step unit solutions.  Our design team will work closely with you to ascertain exactly what is required and offer you the necessary advice to make an informed choice, meaning that you’ll get the perfect step unit to suit the specific needs of your business. 

We have a range of step units and a variety of components that can be combined to ensure safe access at all times.  If none of those solutions provide you with the specific type of access required, we are able to visit your premises and then design and build the exact type of step unit to best suit your needs.  You can rest assured that all of our step units comply with EU and UK legislation, offering you and your workers the peace of mind necessary when working at height in a wide range of situations.