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KITEStep, in line with KITE Projects reputation for service, innovation and quality, has designed and created a bespoke staircase solution. This provides safe access for engineers working on embankments i.e. alongside railway lines and highways.

 

Having worked with some of the largest transport agencies in the UK including Network Rail and Highways England, we know that unstable, semi-permanent, one-size-fits-all embankment staircases do not deliver the quality standards required.

 

KITEStep solves this by supplying embankment staircases that are tailored to your project scenarios, and are permanent, strong and can be delivered in a timely, cost effective manner.

Advantages of the KITEStep solution

Minimal bank preparation required

Minimal bank preparation required
Minimal bank preparation required

The modular structure is suspended on the posts above the ground. It can be installed over existing concrete steps by bolting post mounted flange plates to existing concrete.

The modular structure is suspended on the posts above the ground. It can be installed over existing concrete steps by bolting post mounted flange plates to existing concrete.

Permanent, stong embankment access

The structural elements and the connections between them work together to form a tried and tested, durable solution with a 40 year design life.

The structural elements and the connections between them work together to form a tried and tested, durable solution with a 40 year design life.

Permanent, strong solution

Permanent, strong solution

Two-man lift components

Reduced weight

Reduced weight

The parts that make up the steps will be within a two man lift for manual handling purposes – concrete / masonry steps require much heavier materials.

The parts that make up the steps will be within a two man lift for manual handling purposes – concrete / masonry steps require much heavier materials.

Low load

Low load

Low load

The overall mass placed on the bank in our modular approach is significantly less than its masonry/concrete equivalent and requiring less ground engineering.

The overall mass placed on the bank in our modular approach is significantly less than its masonry/concrete equivalent and requiring less ground engineering.

Fast and easy installation

The installation time is significantly less than traditional methods and it is ready for use immediately. This reduces shift time and the associated costs of labour and equipment etc.

The installation time is significantly less than traditional methods and it is ready for use immediately. This reduces shift time and the associated costs of labour and equipment etc.

Fast & easy installation

Fast & easy installation

Slip-resistant steps

The steps are open gratings so there is minimal retention of slippery leaf mould and water that could become icy.

The steps are open gratings so there is minimal retention of slippery leaf mould and water that could become icy.

Slip-resistant steps

Slip-resistant steps

Engineering compliance

The product can be tested for engineering compliance before installation by calculation if required.

The product can be tested for engineering compliance before installation by calculation if required.

Engineering compliance

Engineering compliance

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