Bedford Showcases ReadySeries Modular FRP Safety Structures at POWERGEN International 2024

Bedford, PA — Bedford Reinforced Plastics, a full-service supplier offering an extensive line of fiberglass-reinforced plastic (FRP) products and services — showcases its ReadySeries lineup in booth 1618 at the POWERGEN International trade show, held January 23-25, 2024, at the Ernest M. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans.

Bedford ReadySeries railing system on top of an industrial tank farm.

The Bedford ReadySeries lineup is the broadest FRP modular solution to meet access and safety structure needs. The ReadySeries system includes industrial platforms, mezzanines, walkways, catwalks, fixed ladders, handrails, guardrails, stairs, stair towers, pedestrian bridges and more for nearly limitless configurations. Each easy-to-install modular product can be used independently or combined with other products in the series.

An ideal solution for meeting industrial safety needs quickly and affordably, ReadySeries structures are OSHA-compliant. Unlike wood and metal, ReadySeries FRP is fire-retardant, corrosion-resistant and non-conductive. Anti-slip coatings minimize slip and fall risks, while Bedford's proprietary ReadyShield UV coating protects against ultraviolet (UV) light exposure, harsh weather, extreme heat and humidity without changes to the structural integrity or surface appearance. Safety yellow coloring is available in all ReadySeries structures.  

Bedford ReadySeries ladders and railings in an industrial environment.

“ReadySeries structures can help EHS and facility managers in the power generation industry enhance operations and safety with long-lasting solutions that require minimal maintenance over time,” said Eric Kidd, marketing director for Bedford Reinforced Plastics. “Bedford ReadySeries structures offer multiple configurations, are ready-to-ship and designed for easy installation, creating a customizable, affordable solution for power-related applications.”  

ReadySeries products include:

  • ReadyPlatform solutions are ideal for industrial access platforms, walkways, mezzanines and catwalk applications that don’t require a custom build. ReadyPlatform materials are available in 3x3' increments, and heights of 1-1/2', 3', 4-1/2' and 6'. Customers can also add ReadyStair, ReadyLadder or ReadyRail components to get their ideal configuration.
  • ReadyLadder solutions let customers quickly combine sections available in 10' and 15' increments to get the desired ladder height. If needed, customers can quickly trim one section with ordinary tools to get an exact fit or add a walk-through for a complete system.
  • ReadyRail guardrail and handrail materials are perfect for both new structures and repairs. They are stocked in 3' sections, and you can also specify the length of your railing run and Bedford will package all components into a handy kit. Materials can be used on their own or to complement ReadyPlatform products for a complete safety solution.
  • ReadyStair stair towers adapt easily to almost any configuration. They fit in a 7-1/2' by 12' nominal footprint, rising in 6' increments between landings. When needed, a short stretch of up or down stairs is provided for the final transition at the top. ReadyStair sections are also used in conjunction with ReadyPlatform materials to meet any configuration needed.

For more information on ReadySeries pre-engineered solutions, contact us today.