Embankment Steps

About Embankment Steps & Temporary Step Hire

The most versatile temporary stairway access solution for your Rail project.

TPA’s range of embankment steps are widely used across the Rail Sector.  Mainly they are utilised to provide safe pedestrian access up and down railway embankments and steep slopes. The stairways are hand portable, easily installed and can be ready for use in minutes.  Working on gradients between 25° and 50°, users can carry small tools, equipment and materials in safety and comfort.

Designed to look after workers the steps feature double handrails which adjust automatically to the correct angle and height for use. The treads remain horizontal whatever the angle of installation. The steps are manufactured in a steel section and has galvanised finish as standard.

The Combisafe Site Stairway has been designed and tested to meet the access performance requirements within the European Standard EN 12811 – Temporary Works Equipment – performance requirements and general design.

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  • Modular system with varying lengths available 
  • Whatever the angle of the stairway, the treads will always be horizontal 
  • Locking mechanism to ensure stability of the stairway 
  • 750mm wide 
  • Folding for ease of transport 
  • Installation service available
Description Folded Length (m) Weight (kg)
Handrail 3 Steps 1.03 17
Handrail 6 Steps 1.84 31
Handrail 9 Steps 2.64 47
Handrail 12 Steps 3.46 57
Handrail 15 Steps 4.27 82
Handrail 18 Steps 5.08 104


Description Weight (kg)
Handrail 3 Steps 5kg
Handrail 6 Steps 8kg
Handrail 9 Steps  10kg
Handrail 12 Steps 14kg
Handrail 15 Steps 16kg 
Handrail 18 Steps  20kg