Caged Access Ladders
Caged access ladders provide an easy to install, robust form of access that can be fitted to any adequate structure, and they provide safety standards that meet (or exceed) industry regulations, allowing you to remain in full compliance whenever there’s a need to work at height.
Implementing Caged Access Ladders
Cages are usually required by law to provide a basic form of fall protection for all ladders that measure over two metres in height. These systems are suitable for frequent use internally and externally within both commercial and industrial environments. They typically see use as the primary point of access from ground areas to rooftops, or as an easy conduit from lower to upper roofs, although they can also serve as a form of plant access if required.
Caged access ladders are extremely versatile; they can be integrated into guardrail systems and modified with additional safety and security measures such as wire mesh, safety cages, lockable security doors and exit platforms to aid the user on and off, all helping to form part of a comprehensive access strategy. Altus Safety can also design and install entirely bespoke systems to assist you with especially complex working at height problems.
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These systems require only basic working at height training to be used, but must still be inspected by a suitable working at height specialist company every 12 months (at minimum). Don’t forget that Altus Safety can assist you in this respect, as our engineers have plenty of experience when it comes to offering inspection and testing services.
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The Work at Height Regulations 2005 (WAHR 2005) require that, whenever a roof or raised area has to be accessed, that access must be undertaken in a safe and planned manner.
Whatever your access needs or problems may be, a vertical ladder can be designed to give you safe and secure access to any raised areas while being in total compliance with all Work at Height Directives.
Caged access ladders comply with the following standards:
Testing/inspection standards and frequency:
The Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations (P.U.W.E.R) 1998 – minimum of every 12 months by a working at height specialist company
Did you know that…
- Safety cages are required on all permanent access ladders over 2.5m, as per BS5395.
- A fixed ladder must have an intermediate landing (rest platform) every 6m.
- A fall arrest system may be used in lieu of safety cage and rest platform.
- Rungs must have 180mm of clearance to accommodate toe space while climbing the ladder.
Caged access ladders are available in a range of materials and finishes, including the below:
Powder coated to any RAL colour
Access ladders can be used on any high-quality structure that is capable of withstanding the additional load exerted by the system.
Caged access ladders are also known as:
Access ladders, fixed ladders, caged ladders, vertical access ladders, cat ladders, aluminium ladders or galvanised ladders
These systems are commonly installed in the following sectors:
Available Materials & Finishes