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How cage ladders can safeguard workers in high-traffic areas

When you climb high you need to pay attention to your personal safety as well as that of others. From an elevated high vertical ladder it is possible to slip, fall or accidentally drop objects and work tools causing personal injury or injury to those below. What precautions should be taken into consideration when working at high altitudes? Let’s see together some characteristics of cage ladders.

Industrial ladder with protection

A caged ladder is an industrial ladder used to climb on tall buildings and to gain access on roof tops in most cases, but also to descend to underground levels such as car parking and wells. A vertical safety cage ladder is provided in order to protect the worker or the user from falling from high altitudes, to avoid accidental dropping of objects and to guarantee safety in high-traffic areas.

Ladder safety cages

A cage ladder is equipped with a welded safety cage to protect against accidental slip and falling during the climbing or the works at high place. Our products comply with the workplace safety provisions updated at national and international level, right from the design and construction phase, using valid and safe, stable and robust materials that take into account loading weights and atmospheric conditions.

The international safety directives 

According to the international safety regulation on worksites and to access facilities and machines, both in Europe and in the rest of the world (as for example in the U.S.A. with the OSHA ladder cage), a cage ladder must respect very precise parameters in manufacturing to protect the user and guarantee safety in all its aspects. The safety construction provisions consist in several points regarding, for example:

  • Loading capability

  • Rest platforms

  • Rungs minimum distance

  • Minimum width between side rails

  • Minimum clearance between the climbing side and any obstruction

  • Maximum pitch degree

  • Resistant and safety cage

  • Guardrails protection

Application field of ladders with cage

Cage ladders are used in many fields to access elevated heights in complete safety, as already mentioned above. In most cases, a caged ladder is provided for external use, granting durability. The application scenarios mainly concern tall buildings, silos, warehouses, roof-tops, antennas, parking sites and machinery access. The design of a ladder with cage can take into consideration different purposes and places of application, they are properly fixed on walls and can be created in different ways depending on needs, with rest platforms, walkways etc.

Our ladder with safety cage

Scale DC stands out for the creation of work ladders that comply with safety regulations, using qualified, solid and durable materials, offering tailor-made products of excellent workmanship. Our offer includes ladders with cages of all height levels and different shapes for applications of all types. Furthermore, we offer several types of safety optionals to suit any type of needs, such as anti-intrusion hatch to side exit, intermediate resting platform, landing platform of different types, extractable bottom extending ladder and other security features on request.

Maintenance and training

Using a safety cage ladder in a correct manner ensures safety at the workplace. We provide training programs for operators and users at any level to support companies and construction sites in the use of our ladders. We also provide a maintenance service to guarantee prolonged use of our products, while ensuring that all safety aspects are in order.

Contact now our technical designers for your next project with a completely safe ladder with safety cage!

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Scaling new heights: access ladders and platforms

There are an infinite number of solutions for accessing elevated work environments, such as aerial platforms, service ladders, vertical ladders with cages, climbing lines, walkways, and many other products of different shapes and styles. All of these access ladders have one thing in common: safety at first.

Ladders and access

When you find yourself climbing high, especially in the workplace to access elevated structures, roofs and workstations at high altitude, the safety aspect is the one that must be guaranteed at all costs. Safety during the climbing, anti-fall protection and safety for the transported material should be guaranteed at all times, to avoid accidents and injuries.

Industrial ladders types

Our panorama of industrial ladders is quite wide. Scale DC provides aluminum and galvanized steel ladders and platforms for any sort of requirement, to access tall buildings, silos and antennas; to reach roof tops, mezzanines and high platforms; to work on industrial machines and structures, for maintenance reasons; to load or unload materials in warehouses and sheds; for construction purposes at worksites and so on.

We realize custom-made ladders for any sort of use, granting safety and durability of the product:

  • Aluminum roof access ladders

  • Mezzanine access ladder

  • Roof access ladder

  • Vehicle access ladders

Customized steel access ladder

To give access to elevated places the steel access ladder must always comply with current workplace safety regulations.

All of our products guarantee high safety standards in compliance with the relevant provisions at national and international level, also taking into consideration the regulations in force at local level.

Vertical Cage ladders

Our cage ladders are equipped with a welded safety cage starting from 3 meters in height as required by current legislation. Have different access modalities and can be provided with rest platforms according to the needs.

Podium ladders

The podium ladders can be fixed or mobile according to the needs and are equipped with protection on the ladder and on the podium to guarantee safety at all time.

Service ladders

According to the project we realize safe service ladders for indoor and outdoor with different height and conformation, to facilitate the access of buildings and other structures.

Platforms and scaffolds

Our platform scaffold towers in iron and aluminium are constructed in full compliance with the European standards (EN 1004) and are suitable for maintenance work, cleaning work, renovations and construction sites.

Quality access ladders and platforms

We concentrate our efforts in the realization of good quality tailor made products that concerns safety, durability and facilitate the work of the operator at any phase.

Lightweight but stable and robust at the same time, our products enjoy an excellent reputation among nationally renowned companies and shipyards.

We supply products for different types of use and various fields of application ranging from the transport sector, such as airports, railway stations or the naval sector, to electrical, water and energy systems, car parks and construction sites, warehouses and logistics, manufacturing plants, agriculture, supermarkets and much more.

Not only fixed solutions

Our range of products varies from the fixed type access ladders and platforms to the movable or mobile ladders, foldable or retractile stepladders, lifters and aerial platforms to give access to any sort of height, also with rental solutions. 

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Catwalks and elevated walkways: enhancing accessibility in industrial facilities

To ensure safety work at high level over industrial facilities and roof tops, to give proper access to elevated worksites and heights, professional ladders, catwalks and different types of equipment must be designed with all the relevant prerogatives.

Skywalks and industrial ladders

The world of industrial ladders and platforms to facilitate the access to high-levels is quite varied and takes into consideration different facets. From aspects related to safety, those relating to anti-slip and anti-fall measures, to the robustness of the materials, their resistance against bad weather and rust, up to the practical aspects to streamline working methods and facilitate operators in all their phases: from the simple climb to the upper floors up to the possibility of working and carrying objects.

For these reasons, the design of professional ladders and catwalks to support movement to and from raised floors, work on roofs and access to silos, antennas, construction sites and elevated workstations, require a certain competence and experience in the sector, in the knowledge of safety and material regulations, as well as high design capabilities.

A wide range of products

From the simple catwalk to more complicated platform systems, there are a huge variety of tools and industrial step ladders to facilitate the work at high altitudes, taking in consideration the most strict safety criteria.

Scale DC provides a wide range of platform step ladders industrial and professional, to face any type of needs. Among our products you can find different helpful solutions to meet the most disparate needs, in complete safety:

  • Vertical Cage ladders
  • Platform Scaffold Towers
  • Aerial Platforms
  • Special Customized Ladders
  • Service Ladders
  • Catwalks

Modular catwalk systems

To combine  efficiency with practicality of use and safety at work, the catwalk systems for construction sites and access to buildings, roofs and warehouses are made to measure and with different methods, materials and sizes.

Different types of walkways are designed and built to suit different needs, with safety grates, handrails and parapets, fixed and modular depending on the reference project:

  • Access catwalks and mezzanine systems
  • Safety grating catwalks
  • Steel catwalk systems
  • Customized catwalks
  • Long distance walkways

Catwalks and EN ISO 14122

As well as all types of industrial ladders, catwalks are regulated at an international level according to well-defined and insurmountable safety criteria.

The ISO 14122 states its standards for minimum requirements when the same means of access is required as the part of the buildings or civil constructions, regarding for example, work platforms, stairs, stepladders and guard-rails and fixed ladders.

Scale DC realizes runaways in compliance with the updated international safety standards conceiving its dimensions, loading capacity, safety protections and construction materials.

Measure to made industrial access tools, ladders and platforms

All of our platforms and catwalks are made with all safety precautions, handrails and anti-slip surfaces, making use of cutting-edge materials in order to guarantee practicality and particular durability at the same time.

Our experts are able to design professional safety ladders, walkways and all sorts of tools to access elevated workstations, with particular attention to construction and maintenance costs.

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Maximizing efficiency: warehouse ladder systems and their benefits

To reach shelves and platforms, assemble and load goods, up to the repairs of machinery and for the maintenance of different types of systems, the warehouse ladder is an extremely indispensable tool which is designed properly, according to the highest safety and resistance criteria.

Among the projects of warehouse ladders, the industrial ladders are a point of reference as regards the safety, usability and functionality of the entire system.

Safety ladders for a safe environment

To ensure the maximum safety at workplace in warehouses and sheds, the industrial ladder systems are properly designed with resistant materials and all the safety precautions to avoid workplace accidents, falls and unpleasant incidents.

The professional safety ladders of Scale DC comply with local and international workplace safety regulations in order to ensure maximum reliability and correct support in all work phases.

Warehouse ladders for all circumstances

Different types of warehouse ladders to meet every sort of need to reach heights of any level, for loading and unloading goods, for arranging material in complete safety, in an orderly manner, and giving the operator the ability to carry out the work in a streamlined and agile manner.

Fixed and mobile step ladders, podium ladders, leaning ladders, special customized ladders in galvanized iron steel and aluminum, designed according to the precise scope of use and the target place’s measures.

Podium ladders for warehouses

Our range of podium ladders are conceived to meet different needs, to always be available and easily transportable. The mobile warehouse steps are offered with handrails and non-slip surfaces to prevent accidents; braking systems and rubber feet to ensure correct stability and to support the weight of both the operator and the goods.

We customize warehouse ladders on wheels that can be easily stored and used at any convenience, lightweight but solid at the same time.

The convenience of using sliding ladders

To reach shelves vertically, but also horizontally, sliding ladders are an excellent space-saving solution. Stairs that are fixed but mobile at the same time which guarantee ease of use and practicality, sliding on a track in an easy and safe manner, facilitate the work of the workers, for the positioning of packages and goods of different types and sizes.

Professional ladders for warehouses

We have presented several types of warehouse step ladders that can be customized according to the customer needs. Among our product line, we can suggest a wide choice of step ladders and stools to suit warehouse and sheds use:

  • Folding step ladders
  • Customizable service ladders
  • Sliding podium ladders
  • Front rolling ladders
  • Modular ladders
  • Special custom-made ladders

Design your warehouse step ladder

For your warehouse accessibility project, do not hesitate to contact our staff for the realization of warehouse stairs that can best satisfy every work need. Our experience in the field of industrial ladders allows us to provide a valid and high-performance product that takes into account all aspects, from safety to the durability of the system, maintenance and after-sales service, with particular attention to aspects related to cost-performance and product quality.

Ladders and lifters for warehouses

Besides the traditional warehouse step ladder, Scale DC is able to provide different solutions to reach high levels, to positionate and load goods of any type with special ladders and lifters. Visit our website for more details!

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