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Fixed Ship Ladders

Last Updated: 27th November 2023

When Working at Height, ensuring the safety of personnel is paramount, especially when navigating busy roof spaces. At Heightsafe, we address this concern by offering a range of Plant Access Systems, with Fixed Ship Ladders standing out as a specialised solution designed to prevent slip, trip, and fall hazards.

Fixed Ship Ladders: Tailored Safety for Limited Spaces

Fixed Ship Ladders from Heightsafe provide an enhanced means of safe access, particularly in scenarios where roof space is limited. These ladders are a significant improvement over traditional single-run ladders, optimising the use of available space while prioritising safety for personnel working at height. Commonly designed for use within the 65° to 75° range, these ladders are a versatile choice for various industrial applications.

Design Considerations for Optimal Safety

Heightsafe specialists emphasise the importance of adhering to specific design considerations when implementing  Fixed Ship Ladders. To ensure maximum safety, it is recommended that the maximum vertical rise does not exceed 3000mm. The width between stringers is also a critical factor, with the ideal range falling between 450mm and 550mm. These meticulous design parameters contribute to the ladder’s stability and user-friendly nature, making it an ideal choice for rooftop access.

The Origin of Ship Ladders

The term ‘Ships’ in Ship Ladders finds its origin in the maritime industry, where these ladders have been extensively used. Drawing inspiration from the unique challenges posed by navigating vessels, Ship Ladders have been adapted for use in various industrial settings. This nautical influence underscores the ladder’s reliability and adaptability, making it a preferred choice for those working at height.

Versatile Solutions for Varied Needs

Heightsafe goes beyond Ship Ladders, offering a comprehensive suite of Plant Access Systems tailored for busy roof spaces. Step Over Units, Access Stairs, and Walkways complement Ship Ladders, providing a holistic approach to rooftop navigation. These solutions collectively contribute to creating a safer work environment, reducing the risk of accidents and ensuring compliance with safety regulations.

Heightsafe’s Fixed Ship Ladders

When it comes to preventing slip, trip, and fall hazards on roof spaces, Heightsafe’s Fixed Ship Ladders stand as a reliable and specialised solution. With a design optimised for limited spaces and a nod to maritime heritage, these ladders exemplify the commitment to safety that defines Heightsafe as a leader in the Work at Height industry. Choose Heightsafe for tailored safety solutions that elevate your rooftop access experience.

Why Heightsafe?

The UK’s leading supply and installation providers for specialist roof access requirements.

Heightsafe are proud to be one of the UK’s most Health and Safety accredited Work at Height companies, providing unequalled visibility to thousands of end users and main contractors nationwide each day. Specialist operatives are certified with all relevant certifications and receive regular refresher training to ensure the highest quality installation of your system requirements, bespoke for each individual site.


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Get in touch with Heightsafe’s friendly, professional team today for free, no obligation advice on your Fixed Ship Ladder requirements.

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