Some uses of portable stairs include ensuring easy access to a stage and giving access to an RV or a mobile home. Another use of portable stairs is for pets that need to climb into vehicles, onto platforms or onto furniture.
The Staging Concepts company makes several types of portable stairs for use with theatrical productions. It produces low-elevations stairs that give easy access to low stages as well as adjustable stairs for use with multiple stages. RV steps can be single steps, double folding steps or three-step pieces usually made of steel or aluminum. Portable pet steps come in traditional step form and easy-to-access ramp forms so that pets can both get up onto things and not have to jump down from them.