Truck Loading Platforms

Gaining access to trucks and trailers introduces risks that can be mitigated with the use of a suitable truck loading platform. At No Bolt we have worked with our clients to develop a range of different aluminium truck loading platforms that can be used not only to safely access and egress a truck but can also be used to provide edge protection.

Safe Loading Access Platform (SLAP)

The SLAP is a truck loading platform that provides both safe access and integrated guardrailing while accessing a trailer to tie down or unstrap a load. Fully welded construction and with the option of 6m or 12m lengths, the SLAP was the result of partnership between the BlueScope Steel Logistics (Height Safety Team) and No Bolt.

To gain access, the operator positions the truck loading platform parallel to the trailer and uses the integrated step ladder to access the platform. Full trailer protection can be achieved by using the SLAP on both sides or by purchasing the optional travel restraint kit.



Foot operated 8” swivel/braking castors on the SLAP make this truck loading platform quick and easy to deploy. For site with rough or loose ground conditions we can supply the SLAP with semi-pneumatic “offroad” wheels.

Mesh platform deck

Other truck loading platforms come with checker plate decks that build up dirt, dust and other contaminates and become slippery. Our expanded aluminium mesh deck improves grip and is ideal for indoor or outdoor use in a variety of conditions.

Removable end guardrail

Supplied as standard, the removable end guardrail allows you to connect two 6m truck loading platforms together to create a 12m platform for longer trailers.

Wide base - built in stabiliser 

The base has been widened to ensure the SLAP is stable when the operator transfers from the SLAP to the trailer.

Award winning design

No Bolt is a leader in safe access solutions and this was recognised when we were awarded 2007 Worksafe Victoria - Finalist Best Solution to an Identified risk for developing the SLAP as a new type of truck loading platform.



Optional Travel restraint kit

If providing a SLAP on both sides of the truck or temporary truck guardrailing on the side opposite the SLAP is not possible and there is a risk of the operator falling from that side, we can supply your SLAP with a travel restraint kit. The travel restraint kit consists of a stainless steel cable that runs the length of the SLAP, an expandable lanyard and a belt. The operator can walk the length of the SLAP and truck without being able to reach the opposite edge and hence eliminating the risk of a fall.

Different dimensions and optional extras

The SLAP comes standard in 6m and 12m lengths with a deck height of 1400mm. If you require a truck loading platform with different dimensions or special features such as lifting points, forklift sleeves or rough terrain wheels we can customise a SLAP to suit your specific requirements.

Tray Access Platform with Integrated Guardrails

The Tray Access Platform with Integrated Guardrails (TAPIG) is a compact truck loading platform that provides both safe access and fall protection when accessing a trailer to tie down or unstrap a load. The TAPIG is the perfect truck loading platform when you require quick access to targeted positions on a trailer or where storage and access space is at a premium. To eliminate the risk of a fall you can use the travel restraint kit to ensure the operator never gets to a position where they can fall from the trailer or you can use the TAPIG in conjunction with truck access guardrails for full truck edge protection. The TAPIG is a fully welded aluminium platform and comes with integrated guardrails that can be folded back to minimize storage requirements.


TAPIG Features


The TAPIG features foot operated 6” swivel/braking castors with hi-res rebound wheels that suit a variety of ground conditions. The TAPIG can also be supplied with semi-pneumatic “offroad” wheels.

Swing gate with lanyard loop

The lightweight aluminium gate comes with self-closing hinges and a lanyard loop to connect the travel restraint kit if required.

Integrated guardrails

The TAPIG is a unique truck loading platform, with integrated guardrails that provide 3.7m of fall protection to the operator, significantly increasing operator safety when compared to a standard platform ladder. When the unit is rolled into place the operator locks the TAPIG against trailer using the Quick Action Lock-in Hooks to ensure the integrated guardrails form an effective edge protection. The integrated guardrails are hinged and can be stowed when not in use to minimize the storage space needed for the TAPIG.

Travel restraint kit

Consisting of an expandable lanyard and belt, this kit can be used to restrict the travel of the user within the envelope of the guardrails so that they can’t get into a position where they can fall from the truck.

Different dimensions and optional extras

We can customise our truck loading platforms to suit your specific requirements and can supply include optional extras such as lifting points, forklift sleeves and rough terrain wheels.