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About the safe-T-step


The HOPE safe-T-step is fabricated using mild steel and is lighter than most steps on the market.  It’s unique slim design features an extra deep step area with anti-slip tread surface offering high slip resistance for safer vehicle loading and unloading.

The highly reflective red conspicuity strip provides improved visibility of the van during the day, night and in poor lighting conditions. The safe-T-step is available with or without reverse parking sensors or with Sensor Connect, which allows the vehicles existing OEM parking sensors to be seamlessly integrated into a HOPE bar, via a simple plug and play solution.  Compatible with the majority of manufacturers commercial vehicles


Worker safety is of utmost concern to fleet operators, especially where there is a risk of slips trips and falls when accessing the vehicle roof or unloading and loading. Safe-T-step’s lightweight steel construction protects the vehicle from low impact damage whilst its unique anti slip, wash through design makes it popular with utility operators.

Safe-T-Step Towing

Provides maximum protection with towing. All HOPE towing products are Type Approved to EC 94/20 Reg 58 and undergo a 2 million cycle fatigue test and VCA Approved. We offer a wide range of commercial vehicle Tow bars compatible with most leading manufacturers light commercial vehicles. All HOPE products designed for towing are, manufactured in house, Type approved to EC94/20 or Regulation 55, and undergo a 2 million cycle fatigue test. VCA Approved. All tow bars feature a 5-stage pre-treatment powder coating finish for maximum durability. Our technical support team will be more than happy to provide guidance on the towbar for your vehicle. Safe T Step towing is designed with a gas strutt assisted lift-up centre section, which allows easy access to the trailer coupling. When the centre section is down it provides a safe, full width uniterrupted step area

Stirrup Steps

Optional stirrup steps, reduce step height for easy access

Safe-T-Step Side Door

Fold out side step, reduces the step height to access the vehicle

Safe-T-step benefits

Two styles of drain hole have been integrated into the Safe-T-Step’s design not only to provide a non-slip van step, but to ensure the platform stays dry and safe whatever the day may bring. These drain holes, complete with raised pattern, also make the Safe-T-Step easier to clean, with mud from fieldwork simply rinsing away.
The Safe-T-Step includes a full width, integral red reflector strip, which makes the van easier to see when parked or driving in the dark. Come day or night, and even in poor lighting conditions, this red reflective strip offers improved visibility.
Even with its great strength and market leading durability, the Safe-T-Step is lightweight and easy to install. The step attaches to existing mounting points on a range of leading vans, whilst optional extras, such as tow bars plus integral air and power supply points, mean the Safe-T-Step can work with your specific van model seamlessly.
The step is fabricated from durable steel and powder coated (in yellow or black) to prevent rust and ensure a smart appearance can be retained even on vans that are regularly accessed throughout the day. Thanks to this and many of the benefits mentioned above, the Safe-T-Step has proven its worth across many industry sectors, including in the field, making it the preferred vehicle safety and access device for leading utility companies E.ON, EDF and Scottish Water. The Safe-T-Step has kept their staff safe in a wide range of working conditions and could do the same for yours.

Safe-T-step unique features

The Hope Safe-T-Step provides a deep, full width rear van platform with a raised tread pattern, three unique features that make loading the interior or roof rack of your van easier and safer. With the Safe-T-Step’s advanced design worker safety can be fully protected and as a result that is simply no need for your drivers or workers to stretch or balance inappropriately limiting the risk of injury and slips, trips or falls from your vehicles.
The Safe-T-Step can be supplied as a solid rear step or with an integral, gas strut assisted lift-up centre section to allow easy access to trailer coupling. Suitable for use with Hope towing equipment, our fold up center section for towing locks into place when not in use. In fact, there are no removable parts to lose, ensuring the step area is maintained and safe at all times, even when towing. As with our Safe-T-Bars, all Safe-T-Steps with towing facilities are compliant with Type Approval UN ECE Regulation 55 or 58.
The Safe-T-Step is built from steel and finished in a durable powder coating as standard. To ensure optimum durability, this unique combination undergoes a four stage anti-corrosion process that exceeds the industry standard 1,000-hour salt spray test demanded by motor manufacturers.
As an option, where possible, adding our reliable four sensor reversing systems with audible and visual warning can help with reversing and parking manoeuvres to further minimise the risk of rear impact damage.

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