Customizable Aluminum Ladder Models
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.
Our fixed access ladders are constructed with lightweight, high strength, non-spark, corrosion resistant and maintenance-free aluminum. We offer a standard mill finish for our ladders, and we anodize or powder coat to any color or finish specified for an additional cost.
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.
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.
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.
When using commercial ladders or building ladders, employers must follow OSHA standards to provide safe working conditions in the workplace. ANSI standards may also be adopted by OSHA for an overall better workplace environment.
O’Keeffe’s aluminum ladders meet all OSHA and ANSI requirements.
Under the general requirements for commercial ladders, the employer must ensure that metal ladders are made with corrosion-resistant material or protect against corrosion.
O’Keeffe’s aluminum ladders meet OSHA’s corrosion resistance requirements because they are made with lightweight, high strength, naturally corrosion-resistant aluminum.
According to OSHA, fixed access ladders that extend more than 24 ft. must have ladder safety or fall arrest systems.
As of November 19, 2018, cages are not permissible as a means of fall protection for newly installed or replacement fixed ladders.
Use O’Keeffe’s aluminum ladders with safety attachments to ensure it meets OSHA’s fall protection requirements.
When ascending or descending commercial ladders or building ladders, workers must always maintain three points of contact. This is recommended when using any type of ladder.
Learn more about the three points of contact when using an O’Keeffe’s aluminum ladder!
Commercial ladders and building ladders need to be inspected for visible defects on a periodic basis and after any occurrence that could affect their safe use.
Learn how to inspect your O’Keeffe’s aluminum ladder in this quick video.
When using fixed ladders, taking the necessary precautions is an absolute must. Following the safety guidelines in this video when using any access ladders will prevent injuries and other mishaps.
O’Keeffe’s can provide aluminum ladders to fit your safety requirements.
Landing platforms for fixed ladders are used for various purposes including switching from one ladder to another when the ladders are offset to go around obstructions or as a resting place in long climbs.
O’Keeffe’s fixed access and cage ladders can be configured to include aluminum platforms to increase safety during climbs.