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ErectaStep Crossover Stairs FAQs

Below you will find answers to the questions we get asked the most about ErectaStep Crossover Stairs

Ordering Questions:

What is the cost of a crossover?

  1. The cost of a crossover starts with a few questions. Does your crossover need stairs or ladders? What is the walking height or clearance required? How far does it need to span?

  2. Erectastep varies in cost depending on the combinations of products used, but the stair components average about $503 per step while ladders average about $507 per ladder rung. Each stair or ladder rung has a rise of 9”, so you can figure out the walking height required with some simple math. Finally, the span of the crossover matters too – each walking platform comes in 3-foot increments and typically is flanked by two handrails. The cost of each platform with handrails will average about $524 per linear foot.

  3. For example, a four-step stair crossover with a single platform and handrails in the middle should cost:
    1. Left stair = 4 * $503 = $2,012
    2. Right stair = 4 * $503 = $2,012
    3. 3-foot platform plus handrails = 3 * $524 = $1,572
    4. Total = $5,576 plus applicable shipping and/or sales tax

How long does it take to produce a quote?

What is the lead time for standard products?

Compliance Questions:

What is the issue with having our workers fabricate a set of stairs?

Businesses with the resources can absolutely have their own people fabricate stairs. However, they should weigh the cost of compliance into that equation. Will a homemade solution be compliant with the numerous regulations set forth by OSHA or IBC-codes?

How do I know that the product is OSHA compliant?

Will this product meet our building code?

Can you provide an engineering stamp for ErectaStep?

Are ErectaStep products CA-65 compliant?

Are these products ADA compliant?

Installation Questions:

How does ErectaStep arrive to my worksite? Do I need a crane to put them on a roof?

  1. ErectaStep components will arrive flat-packed on pallets complete with a tool kit required for installation.

  2. No need for a crane for rooftop applications. If one is available, it will be helpful, but each component can be broken down to be carried to a roof by one or two technicians on stairs.

Can my workers install and build ErectaStep? What tools are needed?

Do the platforms need to be anchored? How to anchor ErectaStep?

Are the handrails easily mounted?

Can I modify my ErectaStep system after purchase?

If my factory floor changes, can I reuse this system?

Specification Questions:

What is the maximum height an ErectaStep platform can go to and what’s the longest span without a support a platform can go?

  1. ErectaStep can rise 15 steps before a landing is required to meet OSHA codes (every 12' of vertical rise).

  2. Standard off the shelf product can go up to 20 steps, or a walking height of 15'. Custom supports can be designed for higher.

  3. 9' or 3' platforms is the longest span.

What clearance does each crossover provide?

How high is the top of the walk surface?

What is the weight rating of each platform?

What is the rise and run of the stair units?

How wide are the stair treads?

Do you have removable handrails?

What finishes are available? Can it be made in steel?

Are diamond plated platforms available?

How heavy are these products?

Is ErectaStep made in the USA?

Are you wondering how to distinguish between OSHA and IBC stair requirements?

We have created an illustrated blog post that explains the differences and requirements of each type. Read here to gain a better understanding of this puzzling topic.