The UNIVERSAL STAIR™ is of all aluminium construction making it outstandingly light and easy to handle and transport. It is pre-assembled, all that is necessary is to unfold the stair unit, hang it from a scaffold tube and attach the guardrails, leading to minimum erection time on the site. The stair and guardrails are erected without spanner work, only a hammer and podger are required.
Fully compliant with tube and fitting
Designed with the tube and fittings scaffolder in mind, the UNIVERSAL STAIR™ can be used to build a totally compliant stair tower using existing stocks of tube, fittings and board, keeping capital expenditure to a minimum. UNIVERSAL STAIR™ can also be used equally well within system scaffolds and has wider applications outside scaffolding use.
There are five models in the UNIVERSAL STAIR™ range, spanning from 0.6m to 3.5m lift heights. Each model is adjustable for lift height over a wide range, making UNIVERSAL STAIR™ supremely versatile, especially within tube and fitting scaffold structures. While system stairs can only accommodate fixed lift heights, UNIVERSAL STAIR™ automatically takes care if variable or floor level lifts, without the need to construct awkward angled run-offs or step-ups.
Adaptable and comfortable
UNIVERSAL STAIR™ has 680mm clear width, making it very comfortable for the user. Integral double handrails (except Model 1) adapt automatically to the right height, whatever the angle of the stair. The handrail folds flat for transport and are simply unfolded for use. Reinforced vertical posts are inserted into special sockets and secured with hammer wedges.
Safety is assured when using UNIVERSAL STAIR™. Deep section stringers ensure great rigidity in use. Wide, perforated non-slip treads are provides which are very strong, each tread being able to support two average-sized persons (1.5kN). Integral locking devices are provided to secure the stair at the desired angle, while standard fit scaffold hooks have neat gravity locks. UNIVERSAL STAIR™ is fully compliant with Class B of BS EN 12811 in all permissible configurations (angle 38 ° to 52 °).
UNIVERSAL STAIR™ is very versatile and can be used for access on pitched roofs, inclined slopes or cuttings. Interchangeable end fittings for scaffold tubes, system transoms, concrete slabs, timber joists and formwork decking are all available.
UNIVERSAL STAIR™ is supplied as a pre-assembled flight with or without guardrails and as standard with a pair of scaffold hooks. Interchangeable hooks or hanger brackets are available for different applications.