Loading Dock Steps


PREFABRICATED STAIRS FOR LOADING DOCKS

Prefabricated Aluminum
IBC, ADA, or OSHA Dock Steps

The DOCK Step is the perfect lightweight, heavy-duty solution for your loading dock. Because DOCK Step is prefabricated and modular, it bolts together in about an hour.

Fast Installation

Bolts together on-site in about 1 hour.

Prefabricated

No welding, special tools or heavy equipment. Ships ready to install.

Code Compliant

ADA, IBC, and OSHA-compliant options. Meets all local building codes.

Leveling Legs

9″ of vertical adjustability for uneven surfaces and ongoing maintenance.

Non-Slip

Open diamond serrated surfaces provide agressive traction.

Durable, Long Lifecycle

100% industrial-grade aluminum.
Won’t rust, warp, or rot.

Features

long lasting 100% aluminum

100% Aluminum – Long Lasting

Our aluminum loading docks will never rust. They are low maintenance and have a long life.

Easy Installation

Easy Installation

Upside’s prefabricated metal loading docks typically take about 1 hour to install.

traction extruded deck

Slip-Resistant Decking

We use a solid material that has raised ridges for slip resistance.

Reconfigurable

Reconfigurable

Because our products are modular and bolt together, our loading docks can be reused or reconfigured with changing requirements.

ADA compliant

ADA & IBC Compliant

We manufacture exterior aluminum stairs and platforms that follow ADA Stair Code and IBC Stair Code.

custom layouts

Custom Layouts

Our team of engineers will design a loading stair or ramp layout just for you, and Professional Engineer stamps are available.

Loading Dock Dimensions

MaterialMill finish aluminum extrusions and sheet
HeightWe use 6″, 6.5″, or 7″ rises between the treads to reach any height
Width (Steps ≤ 30″)48″ between the handrails, 52″ out-to-out
Width (Steps > 30″)48″ between the handrails, 60″ out-to-out
Weight Capacity100 lbs/sqft Live Load, 300 lbs point load over sqft area
Dock-Step-plan

Dock step render

Decking Options

extruded stair decking
Extruded
fiber grate stair decking
Fiber Grate
bar grating option for decking
Bar Grating
grip strut stair decking
Grip Strut

Riser Options

Stair Riser Options

Handrail Options

handrail options render

Entry Options

Stair entry options

Design

Our internal engineering team designs ramp, step, and canopy systems. We collect important information like threshold height, compliance requirements, space constraints, and any existing obstacles, and we will design a layout that will fit within your footprint.

Dock-Step-Dimensions

Add a CAnopy

Upside’s APEX canopy is engineered to integrate seamlessly with our stair and ramp solutions. Once integrated, the system provides an efficient and cost-effective solution for modular buildings and loading docks.

Doorway canopy and dock step render showing integration
Rendering showing APEX cantilever awning on a loading dock

Thank you for the quality work.

Thank you for the quality work. The stairs definitely enhance the look at Lakeside [Garden Apartments]. We appreciate your service to us, and we look forward to working with you again in the future.

Tanya P.

Fit perfect and was easily assembled.

The platform and stairs are now up and installed and are fantastic. It fit perfect and was easily assembled just as you said it would. Thank you for a wonderful product.

Ken W.

Couldn’t be happier with the whole experience.

The quality was fantastic, and they showed up quickly. From the time they were pulled off the delivery truck, the stairs were assembled, stood up, and lag bolted into the floor in under 1 hour. We really couldn’t be happier with the whole experience we have had with Upside Innovations. Plus, the stairs are much sturdier than I had even hoped for. Below is a picture of the steps installed on the side of our gun range. Thanks again for the great job.

Derek P.

Worked out great.

Everything worked out great. Thanks to your team for taking care of the details.

Leo D.

I am very impressed.

It went together well, I am very impressed that your fit and finish was as tight as it is. Thanks again to everyone involved in the project.

Vince B.

Upside Innovations was a pleasure to work with from design to delivery.

Nick Bishop was responsive and quick to get a quote started, and Tish Carroll did an excellent job shepherding the job through the engineering design, fabrication, and shipping stages, expediting the process when the deadlines got tighter on my end. The product arrived early and was a pleasure to install – all of the hardware clearly marked and bagged, and the pallet strapped and wrapped securely. These stairs are being used for robotics research/testing and are working flawlessly. I would recommend Upside to anyone looking for professional crossover stairs for their project or building.

Bryan H.

Upside innovations was a pleasure.

Upside Innovations was a pleasure to work with from design to delivery. Nick Bishop was responsive and quick to get a quote started, and Tish Carroll did an excellent job shepherding the job through the engineering design, fabrication, and shipping stages, expediting the process when the deadlines got tighter on my end. The product arrived early and was a pleasure to install – all of the hardware clearly marked and bagged, and the pallet strapped and wrapped securely. These stairs are being used for robotics research/testing and are working flawlessly. I would recommend Upside to anyone looking for professional crossover stairs for their project or building.

Bryan H.

The steps are well built.

The steps are well built and sturdy enough to handle our needs safely but yet light enough for two men to move without the use of equipment.

Matthew P.

The stairs worked out great.

The stairs worked out great, and they love them!

Paul R.

So easy to work with!

Upside was so easy to work with! From estimating, to product selection, and all the way to delivery, they were very responsive and easy to work with. When we need another set of stairs, we will be buying them from Upside Innovations.

Matt S.

Love the quality.

What a great product to work with. Love the quality and ease of assembly!

Denny R.

Our Services

Our team designs, manufactures, ships, and installs ADA & IBC-compliant stairs, ramps and canopies to fit YOUR custom project. Our experts will work with you throughout the project to ensure your installation is correct to your specifications and code compliant.

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