Industrial Ladders

We build custom ladder solutions for various applications, ranging from exterior roof access, interior access to roof hatches and platforms, to complex dynamic bridge systems.

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SQ Tube Roof Hatch Ladder

Flat Bar Roof Hatch Ladder

Ladder With Walkthrough

Walkthrough & Return Ladder

Cage for roof hatch ladder

Cage for Walkthrough

All our ladders meet OSHA, CSA & ANSI standards.
ANSI - American National Standards Institute logoCanadian Standards Association - CSA Group logoANSI - American National Standards Institute logo

Roof Access Ladders

Due to modern building designs, most maintenance works must traverse varying roof levels. Permanently fixed ladders allow workers to safely access these levels with ease.

Use a roof access ladder with a return when traversing walls, obstacles, or tall parapets. Custom ladders can be built for any application.

Our industrial ladders have a typical 20" rung width, but can be custom sized anywhere between 16" and 24" as the project requires.

Rungs are attached with heavy duty, plug welded assembly.

Add-on TundraGrip® rung covers are available to increase traction in wet, oily, or icy conditions. We also provide SlipNot® rungs when maximum traction is required.

Ladder Cages

Effective November 2018, OSHA General Industry regulation 1910.28(b)(9) dictates that cages no longer provide compliant fall protection for new ladders over 24’ tall.

Existing ladder cages have been grandfathered into compliance for now, but as of November 2036, cages will no longer be compliant on any new or existing system.

Ladder Options

Typical Profiles and Design

  • 16-24" wide for comfortable climbing;
  • Steel flat bar ladders:
    • 2 1/2" x 3/8" side rails;
    • Solid 3/4" rungs;
  • Aluminum flat bar ladders:
    • 3" x 1/2" side rails;
    • Solid 1” rungs;
  • Square tubing ladders:
    • 1 1/2" side rails;
    • 1 1/4" rungs;
  • Other shapes and custom designs available.

Cages

  • Cage begins 8' from surface;
  • Horizontal bands are 4' apart;
  • 1.5" x 3/16" cage verticals;
  • 2" x 1/4" cage bands.

Security Options

  • Security doors - hinged or drop on;
  • Extension rails - for use with roof hatches;
  • Wall guards;
  • Cage hatches.

Walkthrough

  • 42" high walkthrough;
  • 24" wide;
  • Sidestep options;
  • Optional bolt-on walkthrough.

Finishes

  • Hot dip galvanized;
  • Powder coating in your choice of RAL colours;
  • Aluminum anodizing;
  • Stainless;
  • Primer/paint.

When required, ladders are spliced into sections for installation/shipping.

Specialty Ladders

Infographic showing different types of ladders
Number one

Portable ladders 1 in 4 off vertical approx. 15°.

Number two

Fixed ship’s ladders between 50° and 70°.

Number three

Stairs from 39° to 50° used for access to non-habitable rooms.

Number four

The range allowed under the BCA regs. 18° to 38°.

Number five

Steep driveway 1 in 6.

Number six

Ramp 1 in 8.

Number seven

Ramp 1 in 14 for wheelchair access.

Angled Ladder

Similar to a ships ladder, it is designed to be used when not enough space exists for a conventional staircase and a standard ladder can't be used due to worker's requirement to carry equipment up it.

  • Can be combined with a return ladder if required;
  • Can be installed with or without handrail;
  • Pre-formed ladder treads are available;
  • Standard finish is hot dip galvanized. Other finishes such as powder coating and paint are available.

Ships Ladder

Designed to be used when not enough space exists for a conventional staircase and a standard ladder can't be used due to worker's requirement to carry equipment up it.

  • Pre-formed ladder treads are available;
  • All standard finishes apply;
  • Pre-formed ladder treads are available;
  • Stair angles between 50 and 75 degrees.

Retractable Ladders

Retractable ladders are used to limit and prevent access for security purposes. Also for use when the ladder needs to be kept out of the way of pedestrians or equipment.

  • Aluminum or steel fixed ladder portion;
  • Aluminum sliding section;
  • Smooth sliding operation;
  • Info wall support available, ground support may be required;
  • Counter weighted, manual or electric winch options available;
  • Spring-operated latches to ensure ladder is secure.

Hook On Ladders

Hook-on ladders are used when ladders are located over a piece of equipment or door way that cannot be permanently blocked. A fixed ladder section is permanently mounted, and a removable section simply hooks onto the fixed ladder, resting on the ground at a slight angle.

  • Fixed section from steel or aluminum;
  • Removable section from aluminum;
  • Lockout and wall mount options available.

Ladder Accessories

Ladder Treads

Increase safety by adding aggressive treads to your rungs for extra grip in oily, icy,or muddy conditions.

Materials/Finishes:

  • Perforated preformed rungs from aluminum or steel;
  • Aluminum or steel solid round bar;
  • Adhesive TundraGrip® available in black and safety yellow;
  • Recognized distributor of Slipnot® textured rungs.

Ladder Security Doors

Adding security with anti-climb devices helps prevent unauthorized access to restricted areas. We manufacture our doors in two styles: hinged, best for newladders, and lift off, most often for retrofits.

All doors are typically 8 feet tall but can be built to any specification.

Lift-off:

  • 1/8" Aluminum or 14 gauge steel;
  • Hooks on rung along top edge;
  • Drops in place;
  • No alterations to the existing ladder are necessary.

Hinged:

  • Covers entire ladder;
  • Can be added to most existing ladders;
  • Hinges and hasp simply fasten to existing ladders with self-tapping screws or bolts.

Ladder Grab Bars

Also known as rail extensions, these are to aid the worker with safe entry and exit from the roof hatch.

American National Standard for Ladders - Fixed - Safety Requirements A14.3-2008

5.3.4.3 - Terminations with Hatches

Hatch openings shall be provided with a means to facilitate access and exit from a fixed ladder (i.e. Grab Bars or other such items that can be grasped by the climber).

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