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Looking for a Custom Flatbed Loading Solution? Meet the MP Rolling Stairs

Looking for a Custom Flatbed Loading Solution? Meet the MP Rolling Stairs

Without the right equipment, flatbed loading can be dangerous for truck operators and nearby personnel. At Northern Platforms, we can help you reduce the risk of injury or accident during these difficult applications. With our inventory of RollaStep rolling stairs and work platforms, we will surely find the proper access solution for your application.

Next, we will tell you about the RollaStep MP Series and how it can make flatbed loading much more accessible. Keep reading to find out more! 

Introducing the MP Series: Features and Design

Northern Platforms proudly carries a comprehensive inventory of RollaStep rolling stairs and mobile work platforms. In particular, the MP Series is a highly mobile work platform that offers uncompromising safety as it combines the workspace and stability of a fixed platform with the mobility of a rolling stair.

The MP Series can safely accommodate multiple operators alongside their parts and equipment with a large 9’x3’ work platform, powder-coated handrails, and full-size 45° rise stair stringer. Manufactured from lightweight aluminum and OSHA-compliant, the MP Series from Northern Platforms is a versatile and well-built piece of access equipment that can make loading, unloading, maintenance and more that much easier.

Versatile, Configurable, and Customizable

While the MP Series offers exceptional safety and engineering, there are even more benefits to these rolling stairs. For instance, the removable handrails allow you to cantilever the end handrail or remove an entire side to access flatbed trailers or reach over an obstruction. The handrails can be quickly slid in and out of place without tools, allowing your team to reconfigure these rolling stairs as needed. 

Northern Platforms can customize your MP rolling stairs completely for your unique needs. So whether you need a cantilever platform with angled handrails during aircraft applications or padded bumpers to prevent damage to equipment or trailers, Northern Platforms has you covered! 

Flatbed Fall Protection with Custom Rolling Stairs

Speaking of customized access solutions, we often see one configuration for the MP Series at Northern Platforms: an extra long length with no handrails on one side specifically for flatbed loading applications. As mentioned, the MP Series rolling stairs can be customized for flatbed applications. This unit provides truck operators the ease and safety of loading and securing their cargo before continuing their travels. The locking 8” swivel casters make moving the unit a breeze, while the safety yellow powder-coated handrails ensure visibility. So, if your loading bay works with flatbed trucks day in and day out, consider investing in a custom MP Series rolling stair and take the safety and efficiency of your operations up a step. 

Your Source for Preventative Maintenance and More

Aside from our wide inventory of industry-leading safe access solutions, loading arms, gangways and more, Northern Platforms also offers preventative maintenance services. Our knowledgeable team is trained to perform complete maintenance on each type of equipment we sell. This means that if your manufacturer’s manual says your rolling stairs require semi-annual or annual maintenance, our team is here to help!

We can even work with you to develop a custom maintenance schedule, including detailed work completed reports, that meets your facility’s and equipment’s needs. With replacement parts available and preventative maintenance support, Northern Platforms is your source for safe access solutions and more! 

The Safe Access Solutions You Need Close to Home

Located in Leduc, Alberta, Northern Platforms is your Western Canadian source for safe access solutions, loading arms, fall protection and more. Contact us to get a quote on an MP Series rolling stair from RollaStep or to learn more about our equipment maintenance services!

Together, let’s make your operations safer and more efficient.

Enhancing Your Workplace’s Mobility and Safety with RollaStep Portable Stairs

Enhancing Your Workplace’s Mobility and Safety with RollaStep Portable Stairs

In the dynamic world of rail, trucking, marine, and more, projects and tasks are ever-evolving, and today adaptability and safety are more important than ever. But this is where portable stairs from Northern Platforms come into play, as they provide a versatile solution that combines mobility and security.

At Northern Platforms, our team understands the importance of safety, versatility, and mobility. That’s why we offer a comprehensive inventory of RollaStep portable stairs. RollaStep is a revolutionary manufacturer of safe access solutions that elevate workplace efficiency without compromising safety. Keep reading to learn more about these innovative portable stairs available from Northern Platforms! 

The Power of Portability

While traditional fixed staircases have their place, when it comes to environments where flexibility is crucial, portable stairs like RollaStep stand out. Often traditional stairs can’t keep up with such demands, and using them for certain applications may lead to time-consuming installations and potential safety hazards due to hurried setups. If your workplace demands you to shift from one location to another frequently, Northern Platforms’ inventory of RollaStep portable stairs can help!

RollaStep changes the game with its numerous portable designs. These stairs are engineered to be easily transportable, enabling you to set up a safe and sturdy access point wherever it’s needed most. Whether you’re working in construction, manufacturing, maintenance, or any other industry that requires movement and access to elevated areas, RollaStep ensures you have a reliable solution that keeps up with your pace.

Safety Beyond Boundaries

One of the most significant concerns in any workplace is the safety of its employees. Accidents on staircases can lead to severe injuries and other losses due to downtime, affecting your team’s well-being and your project’s progress. RollaStep addresses this concern head-on by integrating safety features into each one of its portable stair products

Each RollaStep unit is designed with slip-resistant tread surfaces, reducing the risk of accidents caused by slipping or tripping. Additionally, the sturdy handrails provide essential support, ensuring stability and confidence as your workers ascend or descend the portable stairs. Safety is non-negotiable, and RollaStep’s commitment to it is evident in every aspect of the MP Series, G Series, C Series, and TR Series designs. 

Versatile Units for Every Application

One of the standout features of RollaStep’s portable stairs is their adaptability to numerous work environments and applications. Need to access a loading dock one day and a raised platform the next? Northern Platforms‘ offering of RollaStep portable stairs is up to the challenge. Each unit is manufactured for optimal performance and portability, allowing you to move it effortlessly from location to location.

This versatility not only saves time and resources but also opens up a world of possibilities for your operations. With Northern Platforms’ inventory of RollaStep portable stairs, you’re no longer confined to fixed access points; with the MP Series, G Series, C Series, or TR Series, you are empowered to navigate your worksite with ease and efficiency. 

Invest in Innovation with RollaStep from Northern Platforms

In an ever-changing world that demands flexibility, safety, and efficiency, RollaStep emerges as a game-changing access solution. At Northern Platforms, we understand these needs. That’s why we deliver exceptional quality and performance through products such as RollaStep, OPW, ErectaStep and more. These trusted manufacturers further elevate how we approach access solutions by providing innovative and customized solutions for every industry.

Contact Northern Platforms today to learn more about our inventory of RollaStep portable stairs and how they can enhance your workplace.

Elevate Safety! Discover RollaStep Rolling Work Platforms

Elevate Safety! Discover RollaStep Rolling Work Platforms

For operations that deal with railcars, tanker trucks, flatbeds, and other elevated work areas, safety, accessibility, and productivity are central, and having the right equipment can make all the difference. At Northern Platforms, we proudly offer innovative, safe access solutions to suit every industry and application. In particular, our inventory of RollaStep rolling work platforms is revolutionizing worker safety and efficiency. Next, we will get into some of the features and benefits of our RollaStep rolling work platforms. Keep reading to find out more!

Introducing the RollaStep Rolling Work Platforms

RollaStep’s series of rolling work platforms are a testament to innovative design and practicality tailored to meet the demands of modern industries. These rolling work platforms epitomize versatility, mobility, and durability, making them an invaluable asset for operations seeking to optimize their production while ensuring their employees’ well-being. Some of the benefits of Northern Platforms’ inventory of RollaStep rolling work platforms include the following:

Unparalleled Mobility

The most significant feature of RollaStep’s rolling work platforms is their remarkable mobility. These platforms are designed to be easily moved to the desired location, ensuring your workers can access elevated areas quickly and conveniently. This enhanced mobility (especially compared to traditional stairs) saves time. Moreover, they improve operational efficiency by eliminating the need for your workers to travel to fixed access points.

Stability for Safety

In any industrial setting, safety is critical. Fortunately, RollaStep’s rolling work platforms excel in this area. Built with a sturdy base and robust materials, these work platforms offer unmatched stability even in challenging, uneven terrain. This stability is not only essential for the safety of your workers who are using the rolling work platforms but also contributes to reducing the risk of accidents on the job.

Adaptable to Fit Your Needs

At Northern Platforms, we understand that one size does not fit all. Fortunately, our offering of RollaStep rolling work platforms are available in various sizes and configurations to cater to diverse requirements. Whether you need a platform with self-levelling capabilities for added security or one that can be easily adjusted to different heights, RollaStep has you covered. This adaptability ensures you can choose a platform that aligns perfectly with your operational needs.

User-Friendly Efficiency

Finally, the RollaStep rolling work platforms are designed for efficiency. Their user-friendly design and quick setup allow workers to access elevated areas promptly, reducing downtime and enhancing overall productivity. Moreover, the ease of movement and adaptability of these rolling work platform units means that your workers can effortlessly carry out tasks that require access to different areas and heights within your facility.

Experience the RollaStep Advantage

Nowadays, workplace safety and operational efficiency are non-negotiable. Fortunately, Northern Platforms‘ inventory of RollaStep rolling work platforms is a transformative solution. Whether you’re navigating railcars, tanker trucks, or elevated work areas, RollaStep empowers your workforce with the tools they need to excel. By investing in RollaStep platforms, you’re not only elevating safety standards but also streamlining your operations for maximum productivity.

Equip your facility with RollaStep Rolling Work Platforms and witness the transformation firsthand! Contact Northern Platforms today to explore the full range of RollaStep products and learn how these cutting-edge solutions can redefine safety and efficiency in your workplace.

Increasing Workplace Efficiency with SafeRack’s MAUI Mobile Access Platforms

Increasing Workplace Efficiency with SafeRack’s MAUI Mobile Access Platforms

Across the industrial landscape, businesses dealing with railcars and tanker trucks of varying sizes understand the vital importance of safety, accessibility, and efficiency. When it comes to providing a secure and versatile solution, the SafeRack MAUI mobile loading platform from Northern Platforms stands out from the competition. This innovative mobile access platform is designed to empower your operations with unmatched mobility, convenience, and safety, making it a must-have asset for industries across the board. Below we will discuss some of the benefits and features of the SafeRack MAUI. Keep reading to learn more!

A Closer Look into the MAUI Mobile Access Platform

The SafeRack MAUI, mobile access platform, is a testament to engineering excellence and practicality. It caters to the evolving needs of operations that require safe and reliable access to railcars and tanker trucks while accommodating these vehicles’ various dimensions. Its versatility and adaptability make it an invaluable asset to any workplace striving for enhanced productivity and safety. A few other benefits of the MAUI are as follows:

Mobility Redefined

Easily maneuverable and incredibly strong, the SafeRack MAUI mobile access platform from Northern Platforms features exceptional mobility. This mobile loading platform is manufactured to provide safe and dependable mobility and access, allowing it to be easily maneuvered to the required location within your facility. Its rolling capability ensures that you can position it precisely where it’s needed most, enhancing the efficiency of your operations.

Stability at Its Core

Safety is crucial in every industrial setting, and the MAUI mobile access platform can enhance the safety of your operations. It boasts a rugged base, 500 lb load capacity, and stainless steel locks to secure the platform in position. So even in demanding applications, the MAUI is sure to perform. This stability, combined with its minimal maintenance requirements, enhances the safety of the workers using this mobile access platform and minimizes the risk of accidents and mishaps, contributing to a safer work environment.

Adaptable to Heights and Applications

Another beneficial feature of the MAUI mobile access platform is its telescoping ladder that can be extended to accommodate varying truck and railcar heights. This adaptability means you don’t need to invest in multiple platforms for different vehicles; one MAUI platform from Northern Platforms can serve your entire fleet! This not only saves you money but also aids in streamlining your operations by eliminating the need to switch between different-sized mobile access platforms.

Unmatched Versatility

Beyond its telescoping capabilities, the MAUI offers even more versatility. Its large handrails provide a comfortable and secure grip, ensuring your employees can access elevated surfaces without hesitation. Additionally, the MAUI is available in different sizes and styles– 10-14 ft or 12-16 ft and ATV for rougher terrain applications– allowing you to choose the one that best fits your operational requirements.

Unlock the Potential of the MAUI with Northern Platforms

As the premier distributor of SafeRack products in Western Canada, Northern Platforms takes immense pride in offering cutting-edge solutions that enhance workplace safety and productivity. The SafeRack MAUI mobile access platform, available through Northern Platforms, addresses issues with safety, versatility, and mobility head-on. By investing in the MAUI mobile access platform, you’re elevating workplace safety and streamlining your operations for maximum efficiency.

Equip your facility with the SafeRack MAUI mobile access platform and experience the transformation firsthand! Contact Northern Platforms today to explore how this innovative solution can redefine your workplace safety and productivity standards.

Maximize Safety and Minimize Injuries with RollaStep

Maximize Safety and Minimize Injuries with RollaStep

Fall and ladder-related injuries are all too common workplace accidents. However, with the proper safe access solutions, you can reduce the chance of a fall injury or ladder accident in your facility. At Northern Platforms, we are proud to offer a wide range of RollaStep rolling stairs that not only improve the safety of your worksite but can also improve your workers’ efficiency and ability to access particular areas of your facility. Next, we’ll look at some of the RollaStep rolling stairs we stock at Northern Platforms and some applications they can help with. Continue reading to learn more about Northern Platforms’ inventory of rolling stairs!

Rolling Stair Options from Northern Platforms

At Northern Platforms, we are proud of our numerous partnerships with industry-leading manufacturers like RollaStep. Our team can offer customers cost-effective, safe access solutions for various industries and applications through these partnerships. Below we’ll take a closer look at some of Northern Platforms’ inventory of RollaStep rolling stairs.

The Tilt and Roll

Compared to a standard ladder, RollaStep’s Tilt and Roll mobile ladder stands are portable and self-supporting. These handy rolling stairs feature wide flat steps and a small platform for one worker. The RollaStep Tilt and Roll has enough room for an operator, tools, parts, and space to spare. While the handrails ensure stability while workers travel up or down, the toe boards and mid-rails guarantee safety and compliance at several heights. So when your workers need to access something at a height, the Tilt and Roll from Northern Platforms is a great option.

The G Series

The RollaStep G Series is an innovative rolling stair that is height adjustable and self-levelling. The G Series is an excellent option for facilities where workers need safe and compliant access to surfaces at varying heights within your facility. Instead of investing in multiple rolling stairs, with the G Series, your operators can work at the correct height in numerous locations with a single rolling stair. This rolling stair features wise steps and a 6sq ft. platform to ensure safety and efficiency. When your facility requires employees to work at varying heights, the RollaStep G Series is an excellent choice!

The C Series

The RollaStep C Series cantilever rolling stairs is a great safe access solution for operators that need to get above, on, or over railcars, tank trucks, and other tall machinery. These rolling stairs’ durable steel base provides excellent counterbalance, while the lightweight aluminum upper body ensures ease of use for your workers. Designed to quickly and easily be moved from location to location, the C Series is a fantastic safe access rolling stair solution for numerous industries and facilities!

The MP Series

Finally, the RollaStep MP Series perfectly blends a mobile rolling stair and a durable fixed work platform. This rolling stair features a large work platform that can safely accommodate multiple workers and equipment without compromising efficiency or compliance. Moreover, the MP Series is a versatile and configurable rolling stair that can be utilized for flatbed fall protection and more!

Rolling Stairs from Northern Platforms

Since our humble beginnings in 2002, Northern Platforms has been Western Canada’s trusted source for RollaStep rolling stairs and more. Northern Platforms is a family-owned and operated company that offers the highest quality safe access solutions your operations need to ensure your site and workers are safe. So when you need rolling stairs, mobile work platforms, loading arms, or another safe access solution, Northern Platforms has you covered! Contact us today to learn more about our inventory of RollaStep rolling stairs.

Advantages of Investing in Modular Access Platforms

Advantages of Investing in Modular Access Platforms

Across manufacturing, oil and gas, truck loading, and numerous other industries, modular access platforms have been providing workers with a safe, reliable, and durable means of quickly navigating worksites and facilities. These safe access solutions are critical pieces of fall prevention equipment to ensure your worksite complies with local and national safety standards.

At Northern Platforms, our team is committed to providing outstanding safe access solutions. Our offering of modular access platforms is built to last even through the most challenging environments. So regardless of your industry, Northern Platforms will surely have the access solutions you need to ensure your workers are safe. Below we’ll take a closer look at some of the advantages of Northern Platforms’ modular access platforms. Continue reading to find out more!

Customizable to Fit Your Facility

One of the most significant advantages of ErectaStep’s modular access platforms is their versatility. These platforms offer increased safety and efficiency for your workers and can also be customized to fit your facility’s exact needs. At Northern Platforms, our team can visit your facility and custom design an ErectaStep modular access platform with our digital design tool. This tool also provides an accurate quote and diagram of how your access platform will look, so you can be sure your modular access platform will be a perfect fit. Moreover, ErectaStep modular access platforms are simple to install. Regardless of the obstacles or hazards present in your facility, you can ensure efficient access by utilizing modular access platforms from Northern Platforms.

Industry-Leading Quality

ErectaStep is an industry-leading manufacturer of modular safe access solutions. Their pre-engineered modular access platforms are manufactured with robotic welding machines equipped with the latest laser cutting technology. This combination of technology and quality manufacturing means that ErectaStep’s modular access platforms are built to last. For decades, ErectaStep’s modular access platforms have worked hard to ensure that worksites are safe, accessible, and efficient. At Northern Platforms, we take pride in our partnerships with industry-leading manufacturers like ErectaStep; that’s why Northern Platforms is your premier Western access solutions distributor.

Access to Expert Support

When you require safe access solutions like modular access platforms, you need expert support from Northern Platforms. At Northern Platforms, our team is here to help you determine the best access solutions for your unique applications. Our experts can even visit your worksite to identify potential challenges your facility may be dealing with and then offer possible solutions for you to choose from. From custom modular access platform configurations to installation support, preventative maintenance and more, Northern Platforms proudly provides a comprehensive range of turnkey solutions to ensure your worksite is safe and accessible. So when you’re ready to improve the safety and efficiency of your facility, Northern Platforms is prepared to help!

Modular Access Platforms and More from Northern Platforms!

Located in Leduc, Alberta, Northern Platforms is proud to be Western Canada’s preferred access solutions expert. Our comprehensive access and loading solutions inventory includes industry-leading brands like ErectaStep, RollaStep, SafeRack, OPW and more! If you’ve been searching for safe, efficient, and reliable access solutions for your facility, Northern Platforms is here to help! Contact us today to learn more about our offering of modular access platforms and our numerous other access solutions.