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).
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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.