Brandium R5 Residence F:4 D:28 Atasehir / Istanbul - TURKEY

Operator safety while working on the tops of tankers is increasingly under scrutiny from Health and Safety authorities throughout Europe. To mitigate the risk of accidents when transitioning from a fixed platform to a road or rail tanker, IFC provides the FS series Folding Stairs.

Available in 3, 4, or 5-step models, these stairs offer a nominal horizontal reach from 1.25m to 2.05m. Stair treads are equipped with ‘moonscape’ patterns that facilitate drainage, preventing icy or greasy surfaces. Each step remains horizontal while the Folding Stairs automatically adjust to varying tanker heights.

The foundational spring-balanced design of the Folding Stairs has been expanded to accommodate various additional requirements. As a result, IFC can now offer a safe and efficient solution for virtually all tanker access needs. The standard 800mm stair width can be increased to 4.0m, and safety cage widths up to 9.0m are available in steel or aluminum. These full tanker-length cages may be pneumatically or hydraulically power-assisted.


  • Fully balanced self-leveling steps that automatically adjust to varying tanker heights.
  • Fully draining slip-free 'moonscape' grating on steps.
  • Safety handrails and knee guards fitted as standard.
  • Hinged safety step to protect against accidentally trapping toes.
  • Pull-rope to assist in returning stairs to the 'parked' position.
  • Vertical locking device (optionally offset) for the 'parked' position with foot-pedal release.
  • Extended outboard step to provide additional area and stability for stepping onto the tanker top.
  • Rubber bumper to prevent sparking and reduce the risk of tanker damage.


Safe access from fixed platforms to the top of a Road Tanker, Rail Tank Wagon, or ISO Container is essential for various purposes, including:

  • Inspecting the tanker for safety and maintenance.
  • Loading the tanker.
  • Checking the load and taking samples.
  • Washing or decontaminating compartments.


  • Safe, reliable, and easy means of tanker access.
  • Maintenance-free spring cylinder and rotation joints.
  • Meets current Health & Safety at Work requirements and promotes safe working practices on tanker tops.

Technical Specification

Dimensions:Horizontal reach: choice of 1250mm, 1650mm, or 2050mm

  • Step width: 800mm (standard)
  • Optional safety cage 1400mm deep x 1400mm (or 2800mm) wide. Special full tanker length safety cages available.
    Construction: Fabricated from mild steel sections with steps manufactured from fully draining slip-free 'moonscape' grating.
    Finish: Hot-dip galvanized to BS729. Special painting is also available.
    Fixings: 8 x 18mm bolts to the platform.

Optional Accessories

  • Manual or powered safety cages to protect operators while working on the top of the tanker.
  • Safety 'wings' mounted on either side of the Folding Stairs to fill the space between the side of the platform and the tanker.
  • Locking chain and angle guide bracket to hold the stairs in any position. This is particularly useful when accessing ISO containers with no convenient structure to rest the Folding Stairs.
  • Position detection and control switches.
  • 'Key-lock' mechanical sequence interlock systems.
  • Step access width exceeding the standard 800mm, available upon request.
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