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Top Quality as Standard

Top Quality as Standard

If you’ve chosen Step on Safety before you’ll know from experience that the quality of service you receive from us is second to none. But, if you aren’t familiar with us and need to choose from all the GRP suppliers out there, it can be difficult to tell what the difference is between Step on Safety and everyone else.

While some of your decision will depend on price and availability sometimes empirical data can help you make comparisons. In addition to meeting the criteria of our assorted industry accreditations (ISO 9001: 2015), our products and fabrications are made to meet all relevant British Standards, European Standards, Building Regulations and industry specifications.

Products

We’ve seen cheaper versions of some of the products we supply and were not impressed.

We only buy from the most reliable and consistent manufacturers and our stringent Quality Control ensures standards are maintained.

  • QuartzGrip Open Mesh Grating is certified to UKSRG (UK Slip Resistance Group) Guidelines using a BS 7976 Munro Portable Skid Tester. Slip Risk Classification in both wet and dry conditions is LOW
  • QuartzGrip Anti-Slip Flat Plate is tested to BS 7976 using a TRRL Pendulum Tester and is classified as LOW
  • SafeRail Ergonomic Handrail complies with BS 7818: 1995 – Specification for Pedestrian Restraint in Metal. NB: there is currently no safety standard for GRP handrails
  • SafeClamp Handrail complies with BS 7818: 1995 – Specification for Pedestrian Restraint in Metal. NB: there is currently no safety standard for GRP handrails

Fabrications

Choosing top quality components is just the start. We also ensure the way they are put together adheres to the following standards where relevant:

  • Approved Document K: Protection from falling, collision and impact
  • Approved Document M: Access to and use of buildings
  • Network Rail Specifications
  • London Underground Category 1 Standard
  • WIMES 9.02 Permanent Access Fabrications
  • BS 4211 (2005): Specification for Permanently fixed Ladders
  • BS 4592-0 (2006+A1 2012): Flooring, stair treads and handrails for industrial use: Part 0: Common design requirements and recommendations for installation
  • BS 4592-4 (2006): Flooring, stair treads and handrails for industrial use: Part 4: Glass reinforced plastics (GRP) open bar gratings – specification
  • BS 4592-5 (2006): Flooring, stair treads and handrails for industrial use: Part 5: Solid plates in metal and GRP – specification
  • BS 4592-6 (2008): Flooring, stair treads and handrails for industrial use: Part 6: GRP moulded open mesh gratings and protective barriers – specification
  • BS 6180 (2011): Barriers in and about buildings – Code of practice
  • BS 7818 (1995): Specification for pedestrian restraint systems in metal NB: there is currently no safety standard for GRP handrails
  • BS 8888 (2017): Technical product documentation and specification
  • BS EN 124 (1994): Gully tops and manhole tops for vehicular and pedestrian areas – Design requirements, type testing, marking, quality control
  • BS EN 5394-1 (2010): Stairs, ladders and walkways: Part 1: Code of practice for the design, construction and maintenance of straight stairs and winders
  • BS EN 13706-1 (2002): Reinforced plastics composite – Specifications for pultruded profiles: Part 1: Designation
  • BS EN 13706-2 (2002): Reinforced plastics composite – Specifications for pultruded profiles: Part 2: Method of test and general requirements
  • BS EN 13706-3 (2002): Reinforced plastics composite – Specifications for pultruded profiles: Part 3: Specific requirements
  • BS EN ISO 1991.1.1 (2002): General Actions – Densities, self-weight and imposed loads for buildings
  • BS EN ISO 11925-2 (2010): Reaction to fire tests – Ignitability of building products subjected to direct impingement of flame: Part 2: Single flame source test
  • BS EN ISO 14122-1 (2001): Safety of machinery – Permanent means of access to machinery: Part 1: Choice of a fixed means of access between two levels
  • BS EN ISO 14122-2 (2001): Safety of machinery – Permanent means of access to machinery: Part 2: Working platforms and walkways
  • BS EN ISO 14122-3 (2001): Safety of machinery – Permanent means of access to machinery: Part 3: Stairways, stepladders and guard-rails
  • BS EN ISO 14122-4 (2004): Safety of machinery – Permanent means of access to machinery: Part 4: Fixed ladders
  • PD CLC-TR 50404 (2003): Electrostatics – Code of practice for the avoidance of hazards due to static electricity
  • CED 4024: Secondary steel work NB: there is currently no safety standard for GRP structures

So when the time comes for you to select a GRP solution provider, check that they too will hold themselves to the highest standards and that you receive the very best service. Or simply contact Step on Safety.

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