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Bluff Manufacturing
1400 Everman Pkwy • Suite 156
Fort Worth, TX 76140


Plant Location
9201 S. Freeway
Fort Worth, TX 76140



Stairways, Ladders and Landings

Bluff Manufacturing is uniquely qualified to provide you with targeted solutions to your stairway, ladder and landing needs. Whether your application challenge is mezzanine access for maintenance/daily operations, or moving personnel across your conveyor line, Bluff Manufacturing has the experienced personnel and product manufacturing expertise to develop and deliver a solutions-based product which is specific to your individual design requirements. Our stairway, ladder and landing systems will afford you enhanced operational efficiency in a safe and cost effective manner.


Staireways with aisle endsBecause your elevation transition needs are quite specific to your worksite and operation systems, Bluff Manufacturing starts its product planning with an assessment of your current application as well as an inventory of your needs. Professional design engineers then develop a plan which can either be integrated into your existing installation or can be a new, freestanding installation. All of our stairway systems are in strict compliance with existing IBC, UBC and OSHA requirements. Manufactured with structural steel, our stairways are a bolt together design which ensures maximum strength and rigidity. Stairway specifications include:

  • Standard width of 36” with customization available
  • Tread options of bar grate or diamond plate tread
  • Closed risers
  • Custom sizes and configurations (straight, L-Shaped and U-shaped runs with intermediate landings)
  • Stair tower systems are designed to meet your exact height and space requirements
  • Standard stairway consists of three parts: two stringers with welded handrail and griprail; and treads bolted between stringers

IBC Stairway Code


# of Treads Required

36”-42” 5
43’-49” 6
50”-56” 7
57”-63” 8
64”-70” 9
71”-77” 10
78”-84” 11
85”-91”” 12
92”-98” 13
99”-105” 14
106”-112” 15
113”-119” 16
120”-126” 17
127”-133” 18
134”-140” 19
141”-144” 20


While a single flight of stairs is certainly suitable for deck heights of less than twelve feet, applicable code requires that any vertical rise exceeding 12 feet must have an intermediate landing. While the configuration of your particular stair and landing system is limited by code requirements, it is also driven by the constraints of your work space. We actively work with you to design the most functional and efficient stair system within your unique space constraints using a variety of layout formats. Landings can be provided with stairs or sold separately for integration into existing stairway systems. Landing specifications include:

  • Fixed handrail in compliance with applicable code
  • Gate options for platform landing
  • Custom sizes and configurations (straight, L-Shaped and U-shaped runs)
  • Top landings are available for specific ingress/egress requirements
  • Choice of decking material


Often the need for raised elevation personnel accessibility is intermittent and infrequent and may be adequately served through the use of a fixed ladder. Ladders may never be the sole means of access to a mezzanine. Dependent on the usage of the ladder, design applications include fixed ladders, caged and uncaged ladders as well as ships ladders. All Bluff ladders are designed and constructed in compliance with OSHA and ANSI Standards

Straight Ladders

  • All welded steel
  • Require caging when heights exceed 20 feet
  • Intermediate landing required when over 30 feet
  • Rungs ¾” serrated round rebar
  • Handrail extends 42” above top rung

Ships Ladders

  • All bolted steel
  • No caging requirements
  • Intermediate landing required when over 12 feet
  • Tread depth of 6” width up to 36”
  • Ladder with 36” grip rail, and handrail at 42” above top tread


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