Our array of ships ladders can be used in various applications requiring lightweight and high-strength rooftop access. They can provide safe access when a door or window is obstructing the possibility of installing a traditional fixed access ladder. The configurations are endless, making it a height safety solution that can be tailored to meet your roof safety needs.
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Manufactured using high-grade structural aluminum or steel, these ladders are non-penetrating freestanding systems that are not fixed to the roofing membrane.
Ship ladders are manufactured with a steep slope, enabling them to be used in various applications that are restricted by a small or tight footprint. They were originally designed for ships in order to compensate for the limited space on a ship deck, but are often specified for safe access to rooftops and elevations while on the roof.
The steps are designed with a steep slope, requiring less of a footprint than a traditional crossover ladder. Making it a great solution when working with space restrictions.
When it comes to Skyline ship ladders there are no special mounting requirements, they are similar to our standard step ladders. All of our products include detailed installation instructions to facilitate the mounting process. You have the option of a self-ballasted system with weighted base plates, or fixed to the roof structure.
The slope or angle of the steps is what makes ship ladders a unique solution. It’s what enables the ladder to be manufactured in a manner that requires a minimal amount of floor space in order to be installed. When first using a ship’s ladder it might feel awkward due to the incline, although it is as safe as any other standard ladder. Depending on the height there are also handrails included in the design to ensure a safe climb.
Yes, Skyline ship ladders can be installed in high traffic areas. Depending on the application they are either fixed to the platform or can sit on base plates making it a non-penetrating solution.