Why mobile platform steps are better than ladders for commercial use
Mobile platform ladders are the best choice when it comes to ladders for your business. Mobile platforms are far superior to traditional ladders when it comes to safety, stability, durability and convenience making them the perfect option for your warehouse and business.
Due to their sturdiness, ease of movement and durability, mobile steps are used in a huge selection of industries across the globe. For example, they can be used within warehouses for safe order picking, within commercial units and DIY stores to reach those hard-to-get products on the shelves, inside of factories and some variations are even seen at the airport used as aircraft steps.
Throughout this article, we will explore each aspect of why mobile platform steps are better than ladders for commercial use. Looking into the safety, durability, stability and convenience of mobile platform ladders versus your standard ladder and why you should make the change over to mobile steps for your business.
Mobile steps and platform ladders are built from high-quality steel making them strong and long-lasting. Compared to the components of a traditional ladder that can be made from anything from wood to steel; mobile steps and platform ladders are far more durable than your typical ladder.
Steel is a material that offers long-term durability and can withstand the toughest and harshest conditions. Whether that be heavy loads and industrial warehouse work or being moved to and from outdoor areas in a factory setting, mobile steps are durable for whatever commercial conditions you put in.
The average lifespan of a mobile platform ladder is around 5 – 20 years depending on factors such as the brand of the platform ladder, the frequency of usage, the general maintenance as well as the industry it is used in. That being said it is far more reliable in withstanding day-to-day use compared to a traditional wooden ladder for example.
Mobile platform ladders are a much safer option than step ladders if you are using them for commercial activity in a warehouse. They surpass ladders when it comes to safety because they are stable, reliable and secure. The way mobile platform ladders and steps are designed allows them to be super secure for the user providing minimal risk compared to an unsafe traditional ladder which does not permit hands-free movement.
Traditional ladders are notoriously known for being unsecure and ultimately unsafe, particularly in a commercial setting such as a warehouse where there are a lot of constantly moving parts. If a traditional ladder is not placed correctly it can be a serious health risk to the user and the people around them, if the ladder was to slip and the person was to fall. Heavy-duty mobile ladders offer a secure and safe way of reaching heavy things at height without the high risk of injury to your staff or damage to your products.
Mobile platform ladders and steps are one of the most convenient and easy ways to reach high-up areas in a commercial space. They allow for a quick yet safe method of access to high-up areas with minimal risk to the user and surroundings around the platform. They can also be wheeled around and locked into place meaning your steps can be moved quickly across a warehouse or shop if you require moving things from one place to another.
Mobile steps and ladder platforms come in different shapes and sizes meaning if you require a platform that needs to be frequently moved around easily with minimal effort a lighter solution would be ideal. Whereas if you are dealing with operations that require you to be in certain places for longer periods of time or are dealing with much heavier loads, a heavy-duty step would be the best option for your business. In comparison to a traditional ladder which you have to set up each time and if not in the exact correct position needs to be realigned, mobile platform ladders are far more convenient and safe providing ease of use and pinpoint accuracy in a fraction of the time it would take to set up a traditional ladder.
Mobile platform steps are also extremely stable in comparison to your traditional ladder. As mobile platform steps are built with a wide base, this allows the platform to be more sturdier than a ladder. The wide and secure base offers security allowing the user to be able to perform hands-free tasks such as stacking shelves or picking up heavy-duty items at height with minimal risk. If you were to complete some of these tasks using a regular ladder it would be extremely unsafe and dangerous.
For example, the ladders can only be utilised when the weight of the user and equipment does not exceed the load-bearing limit. However, mobile steps and ladder platforms can deal with a far higher weight of products and do not require constant inspection for stability which can be risky and dangerous.
Klim-Ezee Mobile Work Platform & Steps
Here at Range Storage Equipment, we offer a huge selection Klim-Ezee mobile work platforms and steps for your business. We have over 35 years of experience working with companies up and down the UK. Our Klim-Ezee mobile steps and mobile work platform are suitable for any commercial environment whether it be for warehouse or construction work.
Browse our huge selection of different types of Klim Ezee mobile steps and work platforms offering different platform heights, tread sizes and platform sizes that are customisable to your own business requirements. We also offer a selection of colourful variants so you can select the most aesthetically pleasing work platform for your business.
If you are interested in a new Klim Ezee mobile step or work platform for your business, view our wide selection online today or speak to a member of the team on 01274 736363. We can deliver your mobile steps and work platforms across the UK, straight to your business.
In conclusion, it is fair to say that when it comes to the comparison between mobile platform ladders and your traditional ladder, mobile platforms come up head and shoulders above. When it comes to durability, safety, convenience and stability, a mobile work platform is the best option for your business. If you want a ladder that is easy to use, long-lasting and safe you should choose a mobile ladder platform for your business.