Instead of having to move around or through busy work areas, heavy traffic, obstructions, or dangerous surroundings, a worker can securely walk over them using our crossing platforms and bridges. They provide a safe access over hazards and a safe change of elevation in factories and on rooftops. The cost of process system maintenance and production downtime can be decreased by strategically placing a crossover work platform to protect machinery, conveyors, and pipes from damage caused by foot traffic.
Crossover Platform Configurations
KDM Crossover Platform Advantages
Our custom crossovers are built with fittings, junctions, and hardware pieces that only need basic hand tools to modify. We offer a wide selection of custom features and configurations for you.
Our crossover platforms, bridges, steps, and staircases meet COHS/OSHA safety requirements, giving you the assurance that your staff and business are secure both today and in the future.
Slips, trips, and falls are prevented with safe crossovers with tread and a rail. They can also limit access and damage to hazardous pipes, conveyor belts, and various equipment under the crossover.
A well-placed crossover platform offers increased efficiency by allowing easier access to controls and machinery for your personnel. Plus, our crossover platforms are easy to install.
Crossover Platforms Specifications
KDM crossover platforms are made of lightweight materials and meet the following requirements:
- 450kg capacity
- Perforated non-slip treads
- Serrated grating platform surface
- Fabricated from high-quality materials
- 20”-30” bridge spans for horizontal clearance
- Leg kits available
Crossover Platforms Applications
Our crossover platforms are the perfect option for any circumstance where access is required or impediments are frequent, including rooftop applications, aviation, energy, petrochemical, and manufacturing industries. Crossover ladders may be ideal for the following uses:
- Traversing conveyor belts and pipelines
- Avoiding trip hazards
- Access to controls and/or gauges
- Elevated platform for supervision
- Improved time and motion
Crossover Platforms Custom Solutions
Our crossover platforms are customizable by stair height to suit various applications. Our assortment of crossovers is available at an incline of 50, 75, or 90 degrees, depending on whether the user is descending forward, backward, or vertically.
For greater adaptability, select a portable crossover unit that can be moved rapidly from one location to another. You can customize vertical clearance, span, material, surface treatment, colour, tread parameters, grating, and configuration.
Crossover Platforms Materials & Grating
I-beam, channel, tubing, or angle iron can all be used to construct crossover platforms out of steel, stainless steel, or aluminum. Our platform treads come in grating, smooth plate, grip strut, dimple plate, and diamond plate varieties that can be serrated or covered with fiberglass.
Crossover Platforms Fabrication
We own several sets of state-of-the-art manufacturing equipment used to cut, form, bend, weld, CNC machine, polish, and paint metal crossover platforms. According to your specifications, we will fabricate your ideal custom crossover ladders, bridges, and stairs to suit your working environment. Simply contact us today, and our team will begin the work.
We offer high adaptability and utilization of parts that can be connected together to increase length or width of our crossover platforms. Stairs and ladders can be integrated into multi-tiered systems to create the greatest access points. By fabricating a set of metal work platforms, metal handrails, metal stairs, metal tower supports, and metal ladders, we can offer countless configurations ideal for your application.
Crossover Platforms FAQs
The main considerations when choosing crossover platform grating are:
- Purpose of the crossover platform grating
Crossover platform grating has different purposes, which require different fabrication materials. You, therefore, should consider aspects like the weight your platform can bear.
You also have to consider the aesthetic appeal of your platform and the ease of fabricating the material.
Metal is best suitable for platforms that can withstand significant weight.
Plastic and fiberglass are ideal materials for fabricating platforms with enhanced aesthetic appeal. This is due to their ease of fabrication and painting.
- Cost of the material for your crossover platform grating
Plastic and fiberglass materials are usually more pricey than metal materials. The price is generally due to their ease of machining and aesthetic appeal.
The suitable material to use should fit your budget; hence proper financial preparation is critical.
The advantage is that you can use more than one material to fabricate your platform grating.
A functioning crossover platform should have the following parts:
This component facilitates the ascending to and descending from the crossover platform.
The design of the ladder steps is in an inclining position to allow for easy use.
Metal is the best material if you consider having a heavy weight on your crossover platform.
The protection rails are for safety when using the crossover platform. You hold on to the rails when climbing or descending your platform.
crossover platform design
Fiberglass material is a suitable material for the protection rails. However, some platforms prefer metal due to its durability and easy cleaning.
This Is where you place your feet as you use your crossover platform. Foot plates bear your weight when you are stepping on the platform.
They can either be on the staircase or the top part of your platform. Metal is the ideal material you can use for this component.
OSHA guidelines on crossover platforms give the procedure and methods of fabricating your crossover platforms.
These guidelines ensure you have quality crossover platforms for your use.
Such guidelines include the fabrication of a runway that is above 4 feet and should have guardrails. The guardrails prevent accidental falls during usage.
Fabrication of the platforms should be at least the same size as the stairs’ width. Such a platform should have a depth of at most 30 inches.
Your runways should be at least 18 inches for them to be effective. The distance between the platform’s edge and an open door should be 22 inches.
The safety features you should expect on your crossover platforms are:
- Quality standards
All your crossover platform’s fabrication processes must meet the set quality standards.
This is a safety feature that prevents you from purchasing defective crossover platforms.
You can ascertain this by checking with your manufacturer for the quality standards available on their crossover platforms.
- Protection rails
You hold onto these rails when using your crossover platform to prevent accidental falls.
Their availability on both sides of your platform assures maximum protection and stability.
- Foot plates
These plates give stability to your crossover platform by preventing it from falling. They hold the platform firmly on the ground facilitating their usage.