Access Ladders

Customizable Aluminum Ladder Models
  • Lightweight, corrosion-resistant, low maintenance aluminum
  • Serrated square rings for maximum strength and safety
  • Non-spark, high strength aluminum
  • All stainless steel hardware
  • Safety post or fall arrest system available
  • Standard mill finish with anodized, painted or powder coated finishes available at additional cost

Fixed Roof access ladders that are permanently attached to the building or structure offer safe and easy access to rooftops, mezzanines, loading docks and more. There are several aspects to be considered when in need of a fixed rooftop ladder including access points, safety features, durability and maintenance. A roof access ladder should be both accessible and functional, customized to your exact space and needs with safety features like stainless steel hardware and fall protection systems. They should be built to resist rust or corrosion over time especially in applications where they are exposed to the elements.

At O’Keeffe’s we offer a complete line of customizable interior or exterior roof access ladder models that allow for safe and easy access to rooftops, mezzanines, and many other elevated areas. Constructed with lightweight, corrosion-resistant, low-maintenance aluminum and heavy duty stainless steel hardware, these interior or exterior roof access ladders are designed for maximum climbing comfort and user safety. Whether it’s an access ladder model that’s caged or uncaged, we have what you’re looking for. If not, we can custom fabricate a design based on your needs—that’s our promise.

Standard Duty Channel Rail Fixed Access Ladder

Heavy Duty Tubular Rail Fixed Access Ladder

Tubular Rail Low Parapet Access Ladder with Roofover Rail Extensions

Tubular Rail High Parapet Access Ladder with Platform and Return

Tubular Rail Low Parapet Access Ladder with Platform Only

Tubular Rail Low Parapet Access Ladder with Walk Through Rail Extensions

Why Do I Need A Roof Access Ladder?

Fixed roof access ladders create safe and reliable access to a multitude of high elevation access points including rooftops, mezzanines, rooftop hatches, and even access ladders with parapets. Fixed roof access ladders are customizable, and can be built to fit your specifications for access. O’Keeffe’s offers fixed roof access aluminum ladders that are not only easy to use, they’re safe - built for you and kept strictly inline with OSHA Standards.

Fixed Access Ladder Safety Standards

When you’re considering adding an access ladder to your space, it’s important to consider the multiple safety features you’ll need, especially when accessing high-elevation spaces.

OSHA provides design requirements for access ladders through 29 CFR 1910.23 (Ladders). In addition to OSHA requirements, building teams must consult with state and local jurisdictions to confirm what building code requirements apply to their projects.

When purchasing a fixed roof access ladder you should be looking for systems and safety features to reduce your fall risk, such as handrails or side rails to provide support and a more enclosed climbing space. A great customizable ladder should include the ability to incorporate fall protection systems called out in 29 CFR 1910.28 (Duty to have fall protection and falling object protection). The criteria for fall arrest systems, ladder safety systems, cages, and wells is specified in 29 CFR 1910.29 (Fall protection systems and falling object protection—criteria and practices).

When working with a roof access supplier, you’ll want to ensure that the products they’re producing are OSHA compliant and able to be equipped and customized with safety features that fit your exact specifications.

Fixed Roof Access Ladder Durability and Maintenance-free Design

Beyond safety features, a fixed roof access ladder should be designed with durability in mind, including stainless steel construction, heavy-duty construction, and the appropriate ladder rungs. Your roof access ladder supplier should be able to provide a custom ladder that not only fits but your space, but is made to last.

O’Keeffe’s fixed access aluminum ladders are constructed with lightweight, corrosion-resistant, low-maintenance aluminum and heavy duty stainless steel hardware. These custom interior or exterior roof access ladders are designed for maximum climbing comfort and user safety. These custom ladders can also be altered to the exact height needed for your rooftop access.


Ladder rungs are an important safety design feature to take into consideration. Steel ladders typically have round rungs and are not serrated, making it less stable for the person trying to climb it. O’Keeffe’s ladders have deeply serrated square rungs for maximum foot traction and safety.

Custom Access Ladders

O’Keeffe’s offers custom designs for your fixed roof access ladder. For more information on our aluminum roof access ladders or to request a custom quote please don’t hesitate to give us a call at 888-653-3333. We look forward to hearing from you!

About O’Keeffe’s Inc.

Since 1939, O’Keeffe’s has been manufacturing the most specified aluminum ladder in the USA. O’Keeffe’s can custom fabricate virtually any type of fixed access, ship, cage or custom ladder you need. Utilizing our in-house research and development, CADD/CAM design, and fully integrated manufacturing, we offer extensive aluminum building products. With 75 years of design, engineering and manufacturing experience, our dedicated staff can assist you from concept to completion.