Dock Steps Group IBC, ADA or OSHA

Dock Steps

Prefabricated Aluminum
Loading Dock Steps


The DOCK Step by Upside Innovations is the perfect lightweight, heavy-duty solution for your loading dock. Because DOCK Step is prefabricated and modular, it bolts together in about an hour.

Easy Installation

Easy Installation

Our Dock Steps are prefabricated, modular, and bolt together without special equipment or welding. They typically bolt together in about an hour.

Code Compliant

Code Compliant

Loading dock stairs are designed following IBC, ADA, and OSHA standards. While most loading docks only require OSHA compliance, we have IBC/ADA options available.

Leveling Legs

Leveling Legs

Platform legs have 8” of adjustability for uneven ground or ongoing adjustments.

100% Aluminum - Long Lasting

100% Aluminum – Long Lasting

Our dock steps will never rust, warp, or rot. All components are low maintenance and will last much longer than wood or steel.

Slip-Resistant Decking

Slip-Resistant Decking

The dock steps are standard with an aggressive, heavy-duty 3” channel grip strut grating that provides maximum, multi-directional slip resistance. Other decking options are also available.

HPD/LEED/ ESG recycle


Because our products are modular, repurposable, and contain 32.5% to 75% recycled content, including 50% to 65% pre-consumer and up to 20% post-consumer recycled scrap, they can help contribute to several LEED v4.1 credits and other green building rating systems.



Modular dock steps, landings, legs, and handrails bolt together without on-site welding. This makes it easy for dock steps to be adjusted, reconfigured and relocated.

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HeightReach a variety of heights by using either 6″, 6.5″, or 7″ step rises
(Baluster Handrails)
56-3/4″ between handrails, 68″ out-to-out
(2-Line Rails)
56-3/4″ between guardrails, 68″ out-to-out
Tread Depth12″ nosing
Platform Sizes67″ x 67″
Platform Guardrail42″ high
Step Guardrail42″ high (only applicable to baluster handrails)
Handrail36″ high
BalustersLess than 4″ apart (only applicable to baluster handrails)
Weight Capacity100 lbs/sqft Live Load, 300 lbs over a sqft area
Powder Coating (Optional)Ask a solutions advisor for available color options
*The specifications above are standard dimensions, but our team has the capability to design a solution that will fit your application.

Decking Options

extruded stair decking
fiber grate stair decking
Fiber Grate
bar grating option for decking
Bar Grating
grip strut stair decking
Grip Strut

Entry Options

Stair entry options

Riser Options

Stair Riser Options

Handrail Options

handrail options render
Dock Step Dimensions

Why ADA Stairs?
While loading docks are generally closed to the public, they are often considered an “area of refuge” or area of rescue. An area of refuge is a location in a building designed to hold individuals during a disaster or emergency safely. These areas are created when regular evacuation is unsafe or impossible (typically for handicapped people with limited mobility). For example, during a fire, non-mobile individuals may be unable to use a stairwell and must be able to wait in an area of refuge until first responders or other rescue personnel are available.