Roof Access Platforms & Steps from Altus Safety

Roof access platforms, such as roof access steps provide flexible, safe access over a range of widths and heights while keeping the operative safe and always enclosed within a handrail. These access gantry systems can be configured in a variety of heights, widths and orientations to cover most applications.

These step over platforms can be modular or flexible and assembled in a kit-like form to ensure that they can navigate any obstructions or accessories commonly seen on a roof. Whether you need to navigate pipes, conduits or other roof-based equipment, these roof access platforms can ensure the safety of workers whilst simultaneously allowing them to move around the roof.

Step Over Platforms Suitable for Multiple Users

Suitable for multiple users per system, roof access steps and platforms are great if you need multiple workers on the roof at the same time. The steps are also designed to be slip resistant and can accommodate any undulations in roof levels.

All step over units and roof access systems are designed to comply with BS 5395‐3:1985 –The Code of Practice for the design of Industrial type stairs, permanent ladders and walkway.

Uses & Finishes Available

Available as freestanding units on support feet ‐ this non‐penetrative option is often the preferred installation method. Alternatively, if this is unachievable we can fix to most roofs using various fixings. Roof access steps are available in Galvanised Steel, Aluminium, GRP and Stainless Steel as well as powder coated. These options all ensure that the roof access platforms are weather resistant and over time, ensure that they are rust-resistant.

These must be inspected by a suitable ‘working at height’ specialist company a minimum of every 12 months.

Contact Altus Safety for Step Over Platforms

Here at Altus Safety, our friendly safety at height experts are more than happy to help you with any enquiries you may have. If you are looking for a roof access platform, we can help you with your journey from your initial research phase to find the best product, to the installation and maintenance of your roof access platform.

We’re always keen to discuss your requirements so please don’t hesitate to get in touch. You can also call us on 0330 113 0870 or email

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Key Benefits

Here’s a brief summary...

  • Provide flexible, safe access over a range of widths and heights
  • Suitable for multiple users per system it requires basic training on working at height
  • Designed to comply with BS 5395-3:1985
  • Can be configured to cover most applications found on roofs
  • Supplied as freestanding units on support feet or fixed to most roofs
  • Available in Galvanised Steel, Aluminium, GRP, Stainless Steel as well as powder coated

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Available Services

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Additional Information

All you need to know about this solution...

Should regular access be required to plant, over parapet walls or between changes in height, a step unit is a flexible, safe and practical solution.

Step over units and roof access systems comply with the following standards:

BS 5395‐3:1985
Testing/Inspection standards and frequency:
The Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations (P.U.W.E.R) 1998 – minimum of every 12 months by a working at height specialist company

All of our roof access systems are structurally approved and meet the requirements of current health and safety legislation for stairs and gantries. Step over units are available in a range of materials and finishes, Please see below:




Galvanised Steel

Stainless Steel


Powder Coated to any RAL colour

Step over units can be used on any good quality structure which is capable of withstanding the additional loading exerted by the system. Systems are available as freestanding units on support feet which are usually the preferred option to not penetrate the roof.

Alternatively if this is unachievable we can fix to most roofs using various feet.

Step Over Units are also known as:

Stair system, roof access system, freestanding plant access

These roof access systems are commonly installed in the following sectors:





Hotels / Leisure




Available Materials & Finishes

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Galvanised Steel

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Stainless Steel

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Powder Coated

Got a question? Our team can tell you more about this solution.

You can fill in our contact form or contact us direct on 0330 113 0870 or