Warehouse stairs

Reusable Aluminum Steps

Our aluminum steps debuted at the U.S. Women’s Open Golf Tournament this July! One of our customers ordered several sets of second-story steps last year for multiple event locations in Florida. This year, they disassembled the steps, moved them to New Jersey, and set them up for the golf tournament.

View the installation guide below to see just how easy it is to assemble and disassemble Upside’s aluminum steps.

  • Lay the platform upside down on the ground.
  • Insert 4 platform legs into the corner pockets, and make sure the holes align as shown in the picture.
  • Use (2) 1″ bolts with (2) flat washers to secure each leg to each pocket.
  • The bolts will thread into the pre-installed rivet nuts in the ends of the platform legs.
  • Insert 4 platform base legs into the platform legs, and make sure the holes align with the slots as shown in the picture.
  • Use (2) 1″ bolts with (2) lock washers and (2) flat washers to secure each base leg to each platform leg at the desired height.
  • The bolts will thread into the pre-installed rivet nuts in the base legs.
  • This connection may need to be adjusted later in order to level the platform.
  • Set the platform against the building just below the threshold.
  • Use a 4′ level to determine if the platform is level in both directions.
  • If adjustments need to be made, loosen the (2) 1″ bolts that connect the base leg to the platform leg, and telescope the base leg up or down to the appropriate height and retighten the bolts.
  • A bolt may need to be completely removed if it runs into the end of the slot.
  • Reinstall the bolt in another hole that will appear at the opposite end of the same slot and retighten.
  • Locate the step connector hook and bolt it to the platform on the side where the step will be installed. As shown, the step is on the center of the platform. Consult the job-specific layout to determine where the step should be connected to the platform.
  • Use (4) 1″ bolts with (4) flat washers and (4) flange nuts to connect the plate to the platform side through the four holes. If holes in the platform edge are missing, they will need to be drilled through with a 7/16″ drill bit
  • Lift the upper end of the step riser, and hook it onto the hook that was previously bolted to the platform.
  • Insert the step guardrail posts into the upper and lower pockets on the step riser until the pre-installed rivet nuts in the posts align with the slots in the pockets.
  • Use (8) 1″ bolts with flat washers to secure the four posts to the four pockets. Thread the bolts into the rivet nuts in the step rail posts through the slots in the upper and lower pockets on the step riser.
  • Steps over 50″ high will have three posts per guardrail instead of two as shown.
  • At the top of each step, two step keys are required to secure the step to the platform.
  • Orient the key against the back side of the upper pockets on the step riser.
  • Use (2) 1-1/4″ tek screws to secure the step key to the platform decking. The holes in the key should be used as a drilling guide.