The better question is: What is the cost of your time, or the price of employee efficiency?
The old rule still holds true: the quickest path to the goal post is in a straight line.
Many facilities have great lengths of conveyor transporting product through the production process.
In some cases, there was forethought in the creation of walk-over locations.
In other cases, there has been expansion of operations and now this is a need after the fact.
When this occurs, it’s not exactly easy to find something prefabricated to meet the requirement and desires.
Yes, many people can build a stairway, but wouldn’t you prefer to have someone with experience and expertise in the field provides what you really need.
There are several features which should be considered initially.
Although your idea is to simply get from point A to point B as quickly as possible, the design for a walk-over needs to be in accordance with rise and run requirements.
Stainless steel is the material of choice in an area of harsh environment.
Grit top fiberglass grating steps provide for traffic safety as well as durability and corrosion resistance.
In food productions areas, your walk-over or stairwell needs to be washdown compatible and of course easy to clean.
Regardless if your production requires wash-down capability or not, drip or drop shields should be employed to prevent any possible product contamination from crossover foot traffic.
If you have a need for a crossover stair and walk way, consider the professionals with a history of success, and a world of knowledge to fulfill your needs.
Keep in mind the time honored expression of: ‘You can pay now, or really pay later.’ It’s always best to do it right the first time.