Ladders & Ladder Safety Systems
Climbing a ladder is an essential task for completing work in various industries, but it can present serious risks. Workers can easily lose their footing while climbing a ladder, especially if they’re carrying multiple tools on their way up or down.
But investing in ladder fall protection solutions can help mitigate risks — and our company is here to do just that. Read on about the ladder safety systems we offer to our growing number of clients.
Our Two Primary Ladder Systems for Enhanced Safety
Our company focuses on providing two main types of ladder systems for enhanced safety on your job site. Learn more about these two ladder systems below:
A vertical lifeline is a cable-based ladder system. It features a shuttle that attaches to the D-ring of an employee’s harness. The shuttle acts as a mobile anchor point and moves with the worker as he travels up and down the rungs. If a worker loses his footing, the shuttle will engage the cable, stopping the employee from falling far at all. He’ll only experience a slight jolt, and then the cable will support his weight until he can once again place his feet on the device’s rungs.
It’s important to note that while OSHA doesn’t require a vertical lifeline, we still keep OSHA’s regulations in mind when installing ladders for your building. Some of the guidelines we keep in mind are:
- The grab bars’ minimum size is the same size as the ladders’ rungs.
- The steps, rungs, and side rails must be continuous in their extension (for side-step ladders).
- Grab bars don’t stick out on the climbing side beyond the rungs.
While OSHA doesn’t require a vertical lifeline, the organization does demand all climbing systems over 24-feet tall to have a cage. A cage only prevents workers from falling backward. Without a vertical lifeline, a worker can develop serious injuries and harm others who are lower down on the structure. So, we strongly recommend that every permanent ladder system has a vertical lifeline.
Fixed Access Ladder System
Are you looking for a ladder system that your employees can start using as soon as possible? Consider our fixed access ladder systems. These systems require a short installation time, meaning your business can resume operations efficiently.
This system comes with adjustable stand-off brackets, which solve an important issue. It can be frustrating when obstructions around a building interfere with ladder installations. But the adjustable stand-off brackets allow you to get rid of the need for modifying permanently welded mounting brackets.
So if you’re looking for a company that can install ladder systems in three simple steps, get in touch with us today.
When we install your fixed access ladder system, we make many design considerations. Our thoughtful installation process will deliver you quick results, a seamless climbing experience, and a long-lasting product. Check out some of our design considerations below:
Engineered Side Rails & Mounting Hardware
Our engineered side rails and mounting hardware will cost installation times in half. The side rail hole allows for bolted connections, resulting in minimal field modifications. And the adjustable stand-off brackets serve a similar purpose.
At the end of the day, the product’s users are the most important. The manufacturing process considers their needs and preferences heavily.
For example, our systems provide a rail-to-rail and terminal pass-through. They also accommodate vertical lifeline installation seamlessly for added safety.
The flat stock side rails provide trusty handholds, and the grooved rungs offer ample traction to prevent slips and falls.
Your ladder systems will receive heavy use during their lifetime, and we want to ensure they don’t break prematurely. All our systems feature durable materials like carbon steel to ensure their longevity.
And to further guarantee your satisfaction, all our products come with a limited lifetime warranty. If something goes wrong prematurely, we’ll address the issue to get your employees back on the job site.
If you have a small-scale worksite, the fixed-access system may be enough. But if you have a larger area to work with, you may benefit from investing in optional accessories. We can provide convenient items like bolt-on walk-throughs, safety gates, P-returns, and parapet crossovers. These accessories will make your workers’ jobs much easier and provide extra layers of protection.
Which Industries Do We Serve?
Our fall protection systems keep workers in many industries safe from injury. Some industries and places that we install ladder systems for include:
- Wind turbine
- Water tower
- Utilities & energy
- Oil, gas, & chemicals
- Silo & tower
- Drilling platforms
- Oil rigs
Interested in Our Ladder Systems for Your Business? Contact Us Today.
Improve the safety of your workers by no longer allowing them to use an unsecured ladder. In certain conditions, climbing on unsecured rungs can be like climbing a bunch of overturned buckets stacked on top of each other.
For safe and effective ladder systems for your business, contact us today. Our company will install a vertical lifeline or fixed-access system so that your employees can work without fear of falling.