The ‘TopTank’ Access Ladder is a lightweight, mobile, yet sturdy tanker access system offering complete safety and ease of use to operators. It is an economic alternative to fixed installations where access is limited.
Available in counterbalanced or outrigger versions.
The Mobile Step Units have a robust yet lightweight construction, which are manufactured from mild steel and coated in a hot dipped galvanised. This method completely protects the Unit from any harsh environmental elements, making it suitable for both corrosive and chemical conditions.
The Mobile Platforms Ladders and the safety cage are both fabricated from aluminium, which combined with the body of the Step Unit, gives excellent structural strength and manoeuvrability. The safety cage has a yellow powder coated finish (BS 08E51) for maximum visibility in low light conditions.
For high-risk petrochemical environments, the Step Units can be supplied with comprehensive documentation to give evidence that all components and materials of each Unit fully complies with the latest ATEX Directives (94/9/EC).
The Mobile Step Units sit in a retracted position when not in use or while manoeuvring the Unit. Once the Unit is in front of its desired position, the height of the ladder can be adjusted using the mechanical winch slightly higher than the platform the operator wishes to access.
- Minimum Access Height: 3500mm
- Maximum Access Height: 4500mm
The Step Unit can then be moved into position and locked in place using the rubber locking wheels. For uneven or sloping surfaces, the Step Unit has adjustable stabilisers either side to cater for the gradient.
The adjustable ladder is then winched back down onto the platform ready to be used by the operator.
The safety rails and non-slip rungs of the access ladder will assist the operator in climbing the Step Unit safely.
Both Mobile Access Step Units provide the same safe access result, with only the design of the construction being the difference.
The Outrigger Mobile Step Unit has its feet positioned forwards, which can roll underneath a construction, vehicle or other objects the operator is required to access.
The Counter-Balance Mobile Step Unit has its feet positioned backwards, with the addition of a triangle construction either side which acts as a counter-balance when an operator is in action. This design option is recommended when a construction, vehicle or other objects the operator is required to access has a minimum floor clearance or no clearance at all.
Robust steel safety cage over the tanker top with pivoted lower rail that automatically locates the cage onto any tank profile
Adjustable ladder with non-slip self cleaning steps and full-length handrails on each side, the top step is extended to safely reach the tanker top
A pivoted lower rail provides added protection for the operator by restraining the complete assembly should somebody try to move the ladder whilst in use
Protects operators and is a 100% safe alternative to fixed platforms
Protects operators and is a is an economic and highly efficient, space saving investment
Is lightweight and easy to position over all sizes of tanker
Rigid and stable construction means that operators may climb the ladder feeling totally secure
Safe access from fixed platforms to the top of a rigid tanker, trailer tank or ISO container to:
Inspect the tanker for safety and maintenance
Load the tanker
Check the load and take samples
Wash or de-contaminate compartment
One person can easily position the tanker access stairs close to the tanker and secure them for use
Stairs can be pushed to a convenient storage position when not in use
Stairs can be fitted with a third ‘jockey wheel’ for horizontal maneuvering within a limited space
Other options include wind and rain protection screens, extended cages or a wider track for rear access to the tanker
Please call our Sales Team for more information on 01926 358635
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