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Metal Warehouse Loading Dock Stairs With Handrail

Loading Dock Stairs

Our custom metal warehouse loading dock stairs with handrails are heavy-duty, built-to-last, IBC Commercial and Industrial compliant and available with standard, door-swing, and area of refuge platform options.
Warehouse Loading Dock Stairs

Warehouse Loading Dock Stair Benefits

Elevate warehouse efficiency and improve safety standards with our heavy-duty loading dock steps. Meticulously designed to enhance functionality and address the unique challenges of warehouse environments. 

  • Fast Lead Times
  • IBC Compliant, and meets OSHA standards
  • Arrives pre-assembled with stairs, legs, handrails, guardrails, and platforms
  • Optional number of legs (2 or 4) based on calculations
  • Choice of powder coated or galvanized carbon steel finish
  • Choice of treads and tread widths
  • Custom heights to meet your needs
  • 3 standard configurations to choose from; standard, door swing, and area of refuge.
Customized Designs

All Lapeyre Stair products are custom built to your specifications.

Flexible Components

Our products incorporate interchangeable components that are pre-engineered to comply with applicable OSHA and IBC standards.

All-metal Construction

Our products are built with durability in mind. 

Precision Built

Our stairs are custom built to exact specifications with increments every 1/8th of an inch.

On-time Delivery

With industry leading lead times, we work with you to make sure your loading dock stairs arrive on time.

15-Day Lead Times

Fast lead times on all powder-coated carbon steel systems with formed platforms.

Loading Dock Stair Technical Specs

Loading dock stair and platform systems can be customized (with commercial stairs, industrial stairs, or alternating tread stairs) to your exact specifications. The following specifications represent common or popular configurations and sizes.

Stair DimensionsHeights: 48" - 52"
Width: 48" or 60"
MaterialsCarbon Steel
FinishesPowder Coated Safety Yellow
Powder Coated Iron Gray
Choice of Color, Powder Coat (RAL)
Gray Primer
Galvanized, recommended for all outdoor applications
HandrailsIBC Commercial
IBC Industrial
TreadsDiamond Plate
Bar Grating
Grip Strut
Concrete Pan
Platform DimensionsStandard 48" width, 48" depth
Door Swing: 48" width, 60" depth
Area of Refuge: 90" width, 60" depth
Capacity1,000 lbs
RisersOpen or Closed

About our Loading Dock Stairs

Loading docks serve as crucial hubs for warehouse operations, facilitating the seamless movement of goods in and out of facilities. At the heart of these operations lie loading dock steps, providing safe access to elevated loading platforms. 

Choose the right material

Galvanized and Powder-coated carbon steel options can meet the specific applications for your project. 

Understanding utility

While it may seem obvious, understanding the full range of utility your loading dock stairs are expected to provide is worth a second thought.

Measure twice, cut one

OSHA and IBC codes stipulate that certain elements and dimensions fall within a limited variance. 

Trust in your manufacturer

The right loading dock stairs are not as simple as you may think. When you need to replace or replicate an existing design you need to know the company manufacturing them can deliver exactly what you need.

Why Lapeyre Stair?

We’ve been working with leading companies for over 40 years to ensure your workers and suppliers have safe and convenient access to your facility.  Our custom, heavy-duty loading dock stairs and platforms are OSHA and IBC compliant and are available with standard, door-swing, and area of refuge platform options.Our metal dock stairs are delivered with handrails, guardrails and platform legs and are available in powder coated or galvanized carbon steel finish.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the slope of a loading dock ramp?

The slope of a loading dock ramp depends on the space available and the workload it can handle. For heavy loads, the slope should be no more than 5%. In tight areas with limited space, the slope can be a maximum of 10% but should only be used for light loads.

What is a standard loading dock height?

The standard loading dock height in the U.S. is 48”, which allows them to accommodate standard shipping containers. However, some loading docks may be up to 55” high to allow for different tractor-trailer dimensions.

What is a depressed loading dock?

A depressed loading dock features a downward-sloping driveway to provide access to buildings with basement loading docks or different dock levels. Depressed loading docks are also referred to as pit docks.

Loading Dock Stair Resources

Photos of Loading Dock Stairs Installations

Solutions for Any Size

Are you battling unimaginable layouts and obstacles? Put our team of engineers and designers to work solving your access headaches. We’ll work with you to design compliant solutions to your exact needs, down to a fraction of an inch.

Crossover Dimensions

Case Studies

Formpack case study
Case Study
Formpack, Inc., a case study
The industry leader in bulk bag handling equipment partners with the stair experts at Lapeyre Stair to provide safe access to their equipment Overview The design team at FormPak wanted to prioritize the...
Refresco alternating tread stair crossover after
Case Study
Refreseco, a case study
Conveyor crossovers with alternating tread stairs provide OSHA-compliant facility access to the world’s largest independent bottler of beverages Overview The bottling lines in the Refresco facility created...

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