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Railcar Loading Platforms & Gangways


With over 15 years of experience serving the rail industry, Safe Harbor Access Systems understands the importance of safety when it comes to our railcar safety equipment. Whether a worker is loading, unloading, inspecting, servicing, or maintaining a railcar, our fall protection systems and loading platforms are designed with their safety in mind.


Safe Harbor is a recognized industry leader in is the railcar loading platform sector. Whether your requirement is for a single car, single hatch railcar platform, a multiple hatch, multiple railcar system, or a combination, Safe Harbor has the technical expertise and real-world design experience to meet the loading and unloading system needs of your specific railcar platform.

Railcar Loading Platforms Feature:

  • Single or double-sided loading racks
  • Loading arms
  • Tower platform supports or single pedestal
  • Modular platforms
  • Extending gangways


Safe Harbor offers a wide range of railcar product configurations for your hopper railcar, liquid railcar, or iso-trainer that are designed to maximize your safety, productivity, and throughput. Some of the common products we provide to the rail industry include:


Fall Protection & Safe Access to Any Railcar

Every Safe Harbor loading system is designed with safety in mind. Our railcar fall protection systems offer safe, efficient access for operators and handlers by including features such as customizable safety cages, grab bars, side rails, and full safety enclosures for railcar fall protection.

Our systems give operators the flexibility that they need to load and unload railcars while giving you peace-of-mind knowing that you are providing a safe working environment.


Multi hatch, multiple railcar loading platforms include many of the features of our single hatch railcar loading platforms listed above. However, Safe Harbor provides custom options to multi-hatch railcar fall protection systems including:

  • Self-closing swing gates
  • Snap chain openings
  • Tracking handrails

Safe Habor also has the capability of retrofitting/converting an existing fixed mount gangway to a tracking gangway (through the use of a Safe Harbor modular base tread that can be converted from a fixed mount to a pivot mount/tracking gangway).

We can configure multiple hatch systems for top loading hoses or bottom loading hoses, depending on your requirements. By simultaneously accessing multiple hatches with our system, railcars can be loaded or unloaded that much faster, saving time and cost. Virtually unlimited size platforms, safety cages, and safety platforms are also optional.  

designed using osha standards & regulations

OSHA Standard Railcar Loading Platforms and Fall Protection

Your employee’s safety is a top priority for our company, so Safe Harbor makes sure to provide railcar loading platforms and fall protection systems that meet the industry standards and certifications. As a leader in railcar safety equipment, we adhere to the strictest quality control guidelines, designing to meet OSHA Regulations and Standards, specifically OSHA General Industry Fall Protection Standard 29 CFR 1910.

Contact Safe Harbor for a FREE on-site safety evaluation.

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Safe Harbor Access Systems offers custom loading platform solutions for a variety of industries including trucking, railcars, marine, crude oil loading and LPG loading. No matter which industry you're working in, our systems can help promote safety and efficiency for your requirement.

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