Our GRP fixed access ladders can greatly improve safety for workers in a variety of settings. GRP ladders can safeguard staff in industrial locations such as manufacturing plants, power generation sites, water treatment works, petrochemical and railway facilities, harbours and docks.
Made from GRP Fibreglass pultruded profile elements
Custom built to order to fit the location with quick delivery
Conforms to key standards such as BS 6920
GRP ladders are long lasting and durable
Light weight allows for easier site handling and installation
Fibreglass is electrically non-conductive
GRP access ladders are corrosion and chemical resistant with little or no maintenance required (full details available)
Designed in accordance with relevant GRP ladder design standards:
BS 4211:2005: Specification for permanently fixed ladders
BS 5395-3:1985: Stairs, ladders and walkways. Code of practice for the design of industrial type stairs, permanent
ladders and walkways
BS EN 14396:2004: Fixed ladders for manholes
BS EN ISO14122-4:2004: Safety of machinery. Permanent means of access to machinery. Fixed ladders
Highest quality profiles and materials used throughout all constructions
Profiles available in steel grey or high visibility safety yellow
Long lasting and durable – GRP structures have been in service for 50+ years
Suitable for all environments, both exterior and interior use
Relative light weight makes for easy transport, handling and reduced load on existing structures
Extremely low electrical conductivity means our GRP ladders are suitable for use near electrical installations
Easily cleanable by simply using a mild detergent
Fabrication service available for most types of fixed access ladders
Steel grey or safety yellow colour
Industrial grade corrosion resistance (contact us for more information)
Operating temperature range -50°C to 105°C
Suitable for all general industrial environments
Constituent Profiles are Manufactured and Tested in Accordance with:
Can be Fixed to:
GRP platforms, concrete, steel or wooden sub-structures
GRP Ladders are assembled using rivets, stainless bolt systems and specialist industrial epoxy adhesives
Typical fixtures to concrete/brick substrates are achieved using either expansion anchors (stainless/galvanised or zinc plated) or chemical anchors along with fabricated stainless-steel brackets to suit
High visibility safety yellow
We build to your design requirements
All bespoke made structures
Gritted anti-slip ladder rung covers
Single or double bar safety gate
A drawing and engineering service is available for this product range, as is on-site installation. For further details, please get in touch.
GRP Ladders for Safe Access
GRP fixed access ladder systems are designed for use in all manner of industrial and commercial settings. They comply to all the relevant standards and provide a safe, virtually maintenance-free and cost-effective alternative to wood or steel access ladders.
GRP ladders are perfectly suited to interior or exterior use and in corrosive environments found in the water, waste & chemical industries. Unlike other materials such as wood or steel, GRP ladders will not corrode when exposed to common industrial chemicals or humid/wet atmospheres. Contact us for further details.
It is therefore no surprise that structures such as our GRP fixed access ladders can offer a long service life with minimal maintenance.
Composite fixed access ladders are available in the following configurations:
1. Internal Access Ladders or Manhole Ladders e.g. for underground inspection chambers (manholes)
Designed to BS 4211:2005 including:
Straight ladder with rungs at 250 mm c/c spacing
Wall brackets designed for the manhole curvature
2. External Access Ladders e.g. for above ground elevated structures
Designed to BS EN ISO 14122-4:2004 including a combination of any of the following elements:
Bespoke Fixed Access Ladders
Structural components for your GRP access ladders are available in steel grey or high visibility safety yellow. They provide all the advantages of light weight, high strength and durability, coupled with corrosion resistance, electrical non-conductance with a long service life.
Fixed access ladders may be fully or partially assembled prior to delivery for immediate installation. The relative light weight of components makes the product ideal for transportation, handling and installation.
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The majority of our administration staff are working remotely and we have rostered production staff to make numbers available to meet demand.
We are able to provide the full range of our standard products from stock to serve any ongoing requirements you may have and will be pleased to receive any invitations to quote for future projects.
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