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Even the Toughest Conditions Won’t Stop Us

 

To build a better future, your access solution must be strong enough to stand up to the elements. At EZ-ACCESS, we are the front-runners in developing the updated answers you need to make your construction job site or industrial facility as tough as the people in it. With American-made materials, our products are time-tested to ensure your company stays compliant and provides the safety you need to protect your workers. Discover how we can help you explore uncharted territory to conquer even the toughest conditions.

Break Barriers with Construction Accessibility Solutions

At EZ-ACCESS, we understand that construction is the foundation in which we build the world. With improvements in job site safety and accessibility, you can utilize efficient loading ramps, stair systems and more to improve stability and increase access to crucial projects. Wary of the elements? No matter rain, sleet or snow, EZ-ACCESS has your site covered with powder coating options, giving your access equipment vital protection in a variety of colors customized to fit your needs. With these heavy-duty tools and examples from our construction projects gallery, your company will get the advantage to overcome the obstacles and get the job done.

Get the Edge with Increased Industrial Efficiency

To rocket past the competition, your industrial facility needs to be firing on all cylinders. To help promote productivity, EZ-ACCESS provides vital access options and products to make loading and unloading quicker without sacrificing safety. With our industrial accessibility solutions, your company can get the tailored answer it needs. From this, you can improve the bottom line and continue to explore new avenues of expansion.

Work Hard and Play Harder with Recreational Advances

Once the job is done, don’t let anything stop you from enjoying the benefits. EZ-ACCESS is ready to help with recreational accessibility solutions, perfect for providing access for individuals with limited mobility, as well as loading ramps to make transportation easier. With essential products from EZ-ACCESS, not only will you have the ability to get the work completed on the clock, but you will also have the tools to recharge at the end of a hard day.

At EZ-ACCESS, we take pride in creating access solutions to help your business reshape the world. No matter your industry, our products can help provide a safe and innovative answer to increasing productivity and efficiency. With over 30 years of experience and cutting-edge advances, EZ-ACCESS is the top choice to fight even the harshest conditions to complete the toughest projects. To find out more on how we can help your company redefine it’s accessibility standards, contact our team today.

 

If You Can Dream it, We Can Build it

For your business needs, nobody understands the importance of providing secure and convenient accessibility like EZ-ACCESS. That’s why we have the products you need to create the perfect mobility solution, custom-fit, so that your company can evolve. With innovative design, superior service and unbeatable quality, find out how EZ-ACCESS can ensure your organization is light years above the competition!

Dream Away Expectations with Custom Projects

A key obstacle in developing your business is becoming overly reliant on conventional ideals. If you are blinded by tried and true methods, you can become complacent with your expectations. At EZ-ACCESS, we believe that catching a shooting star and growing your company begins with a dream. By throwing out your old ideas about access solutions, you can freely create advanced and effective processes that will allow you to stand out from the crowd. To redefine how you see access solutions, EZ-ACCESS has created unique special projects that top the market in adaptability. From this, we can provide a customized fit to any situation, regardless of your industry, and blast away from the black and white past.

Build a Better Future with Commercial Accessibility Solutions

If your business is reaching for the moon, don’t let accessibility obstacles keep your feet on the ground! Not only can we ensure compliance, but we also have the products to break down the barriers and create limitless opportunity. From installing ramps in order to increase shipment efficiencies to customizing stairs and platforms to take access to new heights, EZ-ACCESS is your partner in exploration and innovation. To see how we have worked in creating advances in business accessibility, view our commercial project gallery and learn more about our solution-based products. From this, your business will have the steps (and ramps) in place to soar past expectations.

At EZ-ACCESS, we are ready to help your business shine for years to come. By dismissing expectations and moving forward with how you view accessibility solutions, there is no limit to progress. With over 30 years of experience and a commitment to revolutionary ideas and products, the team at EZ-ACCESS is ready to help your company take flight. Contact us today to learn more about how we can help redefine the standards and stand atop the competition.

3 Ways to Improve Your Work Place Safety

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Ensuring that your workplace is accommodating to those with mobility restrictions is essential in creating a welcoming and secure atmosphere. By following these guidelines from EZ-ACCESS, you can limit potential accidents and ensure the safety of your team.

  • If you work in an office and have clients or employees who use wheelchairs, ensure that they can move through the building easily. Not only should all offices come with accessible bathrooms and specialized parking spots but doorways and entryways must also be properly sized to the ADA suggested 36-inch width to allow maximum mobility access.
  • To ensure safety for all of your employees, light switches must be readily accessible. Switches can be mounted from 15 to 48 inches, however, the ADA recommends an ideal height of 40 inches for maximum efficiency. Not only does this help individuals using powered wheelchairs but it also provides additional convenience for employees carrying heavy equipment. When installing light switches, avoid using toggle switches that require substantial finger force. Instead, utilize plate rocker switches that only need a minimal amount of force to successfully operate.
  • For offices that have multiple floors, ensure that your building has a working elevator that fits within the ADA guidelines. These require visible and verbal signals to indicate which car is available as well as the direction and when it has reached the designated floor. The door must also remain fully opened for at least three seconds and the communication device in the elevator must not be more than 48 inches from the floor.

By following these guidelines, you can create a safe and productive working environment for your employees. To further enhance mobility access on-site, EZ-ACCESS has a full line of modular ramps to provide additional benefits for your team.

How to Keep Employees Safe with Safe Building Access

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June is National Safety Month, and EZ-ACCESS is here to help show you how to keep your employees safe! Follow these three steps to maintain a secure work environment and avoid costly injuries.

  • Stairs

Make sure all your office steps are clearly visible! and not too small to be overlooked. Tripping over a small step is easily avoidable, but can lead to the worst injuries. If your work place has a hidden gradation, post a sign or other notice to help make employees aware. EZ-ACCESS offers OSHA-compliant stairs that can be easily installed and offer a secure passage for all employees.

  • Entryways

Kick difficult doorway transitions to the curb, and make sure your office entryways offer smooth transitions. EZ-ACCESS offers power door threshold ramps and mats, with many customizable options to make your building entryways easily accessible.

  • Accessibility

With building ADA regulations there are multiple areas of your work place that need to be easily accessible. In addition to a complete site evaluation, check your building for stairs that may need a wheelchair lift or a ramp. At EZ-ACCESS we have the solution for all your accessibility commitments.

We know accidents can happen anytime, but we encourage you to try these three steps to better prevent them. Give us a call at 800-451-1903 to learn more about how to make your workplace ADA compliant, we’ll show you how.

 

Safety for Your Heavy-Lifting Workers: Why Your Company Needs Commercial Ramps and Stair Systems

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Ramps and stair systems not only make your workers more efficient, they keep them safe! Learn how!


If you work for or own a moving business or any business in which heavy materials are lifted by workers, you are probably aware of the dangers and risks associated with heavy lifting, pushing and pulling. EZ-ACCESS understands the importance of worker safety. That’s why we have the most durable and functional commercial ramps and stair systems to fit the needs of your business and keep your workers safe and efficient. Our commercial fleet systems can make your business a better place to work. Learn more about the options we offer below and the issues they solve for heavy-lifting workers.
Pulling vs. Pushing: The Traverse Multi-Purpose Ramp
According to OSHA, pushing heavy objects is much healthier and safer for the body than pulling them. Pushing uses large muscle groups and allows workers to apply more force to the load, therefore reducing strain and the risk for injury.
With the Aluminum Traverse Loading Ramp, workers can easily push materials down and up the ramp, which can be used on delivery trucks, loading docks, construction sites, trailers or storage units. This ramp is available in 4, 6, 8, and 10 foot lengths with a weight capacity of 1,200 pounds. The 12 foot and 14 foot length models have a weight capacity of 850 pounds. The Traverse ramp is light enough to carry and strong enough to do the job.
Lifting with the Legs at 90 Degrees: The Fortress OSHA Stair System
While a different approach may be needed for each new lift depending on the size, weight and shape of the object being lifted, it is generally safe to lift by bending the knees to 90 degrees, picking up the object, holding it in the “Power Zone” (between mid-chest and mid-thigh), and lifting with the legs instead of straining the back. It is dangerous if workers have to step up to a platform by extending their legs farther than 90 degrees and lift.
The Fortress OSHA Stair System eliminates that problem. It provides temporary or permanent stair access to mobile modular buildings, portable classrooms, temporary job sites, cargo trailers and more. The stair system can be adjusted to fit any lot configuration or layout. It’s compliant with recommended OSHA lifting guidelines.
Keep your workers safe by providing them with a commercial ramp or stair system from EZ-ACCESS. Our commercial systems provide a safe, convenient, functional work environment for your heavy-lifting workers.