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Wastewater Treatment Plants

Streamlining Operations at Wastewater Treatment Plants with Upsides OSHA-Compliant Access Solutions.

Upside Innovations’ robust and modular products are ideal for wastewater treatment plant facilities. Due to their complex and evolving infrastructures, these environments often require durable, reliable, and flexible access solutions. Our OSHA-compliant access stairs, work platforms, and canopies offer an ideal solution.

Comprising industrial-grade aluminum components that bolt together, the system allows for a vast range of configurations​. This adaptability enables safe and efficient access to various parts of the facility, including elevated platforms and machinery. The system’s reconfigurable nature means that as the facility changes or expands, the access solutions can be easily adjusted or expanded to match. Furthermore, the weather-resistant aluminum used in the construction of our products ensures longevity and low maintenance, even in the moist and corrosive environment of a wastewater treatment plant​.

Easy Installation

Easy Installation

Our Dock Steps are prefabricated, modular, and bolt together without special equipment or welding. They typically bolt together in about an hour.

code compliant

Code Compliant

Loading dock stairs are designed following IBC, ADA, and OSHA standards. While most loading docks only require OSHA compliance, we have IBC/ADA options available.

100% Aluminum – Long Lasting

100% Aluminum – Long Lasting

Our dock steps will never rust, warp, or rot. All components are low maintenance and will last much longer than wood or steel.


Because our products are modular, repurposable, and contain 32.5% to 75% recycled content, including 50% to 65% pre-consumer and up to 20% post-consumer recycled scrap, they can help contribute to several LEED v4.1 credits and other green building rating systems.

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Modular dock steps, landings, legs, and handrails bolt together without any on-site welding. This makes it easy for dock steps to be adjusted, reconfigured, and even relocated.

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Slip-Resistant Decking

The dock steps are standard with an aggressive, heavy-duty 3” channel grip strut grating that provides maximum, multi-directional slip resistance. Other decking options are also available.


Upside’s OSHA-compliant Crossover Stair is a durable and versatile solution for wastewater treatment plants. Designed for the complex environment of these facilities, it allows for safe navigation over pipes and retaining walls.

Rendering of an APEX crossover stairs

The industrial-grade aluminum construction provides resilience against corrosive conditions, while grip strut and fiberglass reinforced plastic (FRP) decking offer superior slip resistance. Its modular design facilitates easy installation and reconfiguration, ensuring efficient access with minimal disruption to operations.


Upside’s Maintenance Platforms and Catwalks offer a practical and safe solution for routine tasks in wastewater treatment facilities. Built from sturdy, industrial-grade aluminum, these OSHA-compliant structures are designed to withstand harsh environments.

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The catwalks and platforms provide secure and efficient access to tanks and equipment, facilitating routine checks and maintenance tasks. The slip-resistant grip strut and fiberglass reinforced plastic (FRP) decking ensure a secure footing, even in wet conditions. With a modular design for easy installation and adjustment, our platforms and catwalks optimize accessibility and operational efficiency, simplifying maintenance processes in your facility.

Power Generator Access Stairs

Our Backup Power Generator Access Stairs and Platforms are a robust and convenient solution for ensuring safe and secure access to backup power systems. These OSHA-compliant structures, made from industrial-grade aluminum, are designed to endure challenging conditions while providing a steady and reliable access point.


With slip-resistant grip strut and fiberglass reinforced plastic (FRP) decking, they offer a secure foothold, enhancing safety during maintenance or emergency operations. Their modular design allows for easy installation and adjustment, supporting efficient access and operation, thereby ensuring that your backup power systems remain readily accessible and fully functional at all times.


Canopies offer sturdy and reliable weather protection for operators and workers in your facility. Constructed from long-lasting, rust-resistant aluminum, these canopies are specifically designed to shield control cabinets and workers from the elements. Weather-resistant and low-maintenance, they provide protection against rain, sun, and other adverse conditions, enhancing both equipment longevity and worker comfort.

The modular design integrates with our stair products and facilitates easy installation and adjustment, allowing the canopies to adapt to changing needs. With Upside Innovations’ Canopies, your personnel and equipment receive reliable protection, promoting uninterrupted operations regardless of the weather.


Loading Dock and Access Stairs, along with our Semi Steps, provide the ultimate solution for safe and efficient chemical transfer and general access needs at your facility. Crafted from robust, industrial-grade aluminum, these OSHA-compliant access solutions are designed to endure the high-intensity demands of loading docks and truck trailer unloading operations.

Our Semi Steps are portable and mobile, allowing for adaptable access solutions based on the varying heights of truck trailers. Both the Loading Dock Stairs and Semi Steps feature slip-resistant grip strut and fiberglass reinforced plastic (FRP) decking for enhanced safety, particularly during the handling of chemicals. Their modular, easy-to-install design enables quick adjustments to support an efficient flow of materials and personnel. With Upside Innovations’ Loading Dock and Access Stairs and Semi Steps, the transfer of chemicals from trucks becomes safer and more efficient, driving overall productivity in your facility.


Our Stair Towers provide a secure and efficient solution for accessing high-level areas in facilities such as the tops of large tanks, or as secondary exits. Constructed from industrial-grade aluminum, these OSHA-compliant towers are built to withstand demanding conditions.

The towers feature slip-resistant grip strut and fiberglass reinforced plastic (FRP) decking, ensuring a secure foothold for enhanced safety. Designed with a modular approach, our stair towers allow for easy installation and adjustments, ensuring consistent access and safety for your operations. Whether it’s routine tank maintenance or providing additional exit routes, Upside Innovations’ Stair Towers meet your facility’s access needs.

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Expertly Engineered Access Solutions
A Collaborative Approach for Superior Safety and Productivity in Wastewater Treatment Facilities

At Upside Innovations, we understand that each wastewater treatment plant (WWTP) presents its unique set of challenges and requirements. Factors such as the type of water treated, the facility size, and local climate significantly influence the design and installation of safe access solutions. That’s why we employ a team of dedicated access and compliance experts who collaborate with you to design and engineer optimal access solutions that harmonize safety and productivity throughout your facility.

Our experts work closely with you throughout the project, ensuring that each installation aligns with your specific needs and complies with all relevant safety codes. When your product arrives, be it through a third-party freight company or one of our own installation teams, you can rest assured knowing that you will have everything needed for assembly.

Our professional installation teams understand the importance of delivering top-quality service while adhering to your project timelines. They coordinate seamlessly with your site manager, working around your schedule to deliver efficient and effective installation services. We take pride in meeting, and often exceeding, your project deadlines and requirements, ensuring that your WWTP operates safely and efficiently with the support of our access solutions. Trust Upside Innovations for dependable, tailored access solutions that elevate safety and productivity in your wastewater treatment facility.