What are fixed roof ladders?
They are fixed ladders that are fastened to a structure. They give workers safe vertical access to the tops of buildings, mezzanines, grain silos, and bridges. Some have hand rails for support; others have individual, circular rungs.
How are they used?
They are typically used around the outside of industrial buildings. There are also agricultural applications and indoor applications as well. Many warehouses use them for mezzanine access.
Where are they used?
Roof ladders are used for any application where permanent access is needed to get to higher levels in a construction project, or to the rooftops of buildings. Maintenance crews use them to repair leaks, conduct routine checks on ventilation equipment, and to perform other maintenance tasks. .
OSHA regulations stipulate that anyone using a fixed ladder use standoff platforms when the ladder exceeds a certain length. Standoff platforms are stable, firm surfaces that attach to the ladders and allow workers to exit the top of the ladder safely. OSHA requires these standoff platforms to be placed at 30 foot maximum height intervals. They are manufactured with either left or right entrances, making them versatile for a variety of environments and applications.
What do you recommend as a basic model?
If you are working at a height of 20 feet or less, a standard roof ladder will work fine. These ladders are one-piece welded constructions that are made for jobs less than 20 feet in height.
Yes. You can use any number of fixed ladder models for mezzanine access inside your warehouse.
Fixed ladders with safety cages feature one-piece welded assemblies that provide your workers with safe access to higher floors within your facility. They can also be used on construction projects. Many walk-thru models are made with 42″ high handrails, and the side step model has step rungs with 4 additional hand rungs.
These ladders are made with 1 ¼ inch tubing and ¾ inch anti-slip corrugated rungs. Walk through models come with flat supports that make it easy for you to mount the ladder, 18 inch wide steps on side step models. Walk through models also come with 24 inch side steps.
Do you have any roof ladders with extra safety protection?
Yes. For that you will need to purchase ladders that have safety cages at the top. You can obtain them at heights ranging from 10 feet to 30 feet. These are perfect for hatch-way and side step landing access. You can also order them with walk-through hand rails. It is best to choose a model where the bottom of the cage is 7 inches to 8 inches from the floor and extending 42 inches above the landing surface.
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