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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.

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GABBIA ladder with safety cage

Safety ladders/caged ladders for industrial facilities

The safety issue is what we take more into account when it comes to designing and realizing professional ladders, both for industrial and civil use. Safety at work and during the operation at high altitudes requires expertise and attention to various details in order to provide a reliable and completely safe product. Our range of safety ladders concerns the current regulations and it is designed to offer practical and efficient ladders of any sort, at any time and use destination.

The advantages of the safety ladder

Safety ladders made in aluminum are concerned to ensure durability so as robustness and can be customized to meet every usage requirement, even with several additional optionals. Scale DC is able to provide a wide range of safety ladders of any height, adaptable to any kind of structure to satisfy the most diverse design needs.

Safety cage ladder

In order to facilitate working at heights above 5m, as per international regulations, the caged ladder is made according to specific safety criteria with a safety cage to protect users against falls and other possible accidents.The ladder with safety cage it is a vertical ladder particularly useful to access machinery and tall buildings, silos and car parking, allowing every sort of maintenance work completely safely, also during adverse weather conditions. It can be used for internal works as well as for external use, ensuring the safety of the operator at any time.

Cage ladders optionals

Besides the main features of the cage ladders, such as the fully welded cage and anti-slips steps, our ladders are customizable with several optionals to support all work phases and situations. Among the main structural features and optionals, you can always count on, for example:

  • Intermediate resting platforms;
  • Landing platforms;
  • Anti-intrusion hatch to side exit
  • Extension access ladder

Safety ladders types and field of application

Our catalog of industrial ladders includes vertical ladders of any sort, such as the cage ladders which can be customized according to the client’s need, with different conformations and characteristics. A professional safety ladder can reach elevated heights or underground spaces in total safety due to the robust and stable structure and can be mounted and used in a very wide field of use. Our experts can help you and support you in all phases of the project.

Other advantages

The safety cage ladders if constructed according to the Italian Legislative Decree 81/2008 allows all personnel without fall-prevention PPE and those who have not received specific training to use them and are practical also for maintenance and repairing works at high workspaces. You can count on our expertise in the field of industrial and professional ladders to design a custom made ladder for your precise target of use.

Not only caged ladders

We have different models of professional ladders designed in accordance with the international regulations regarding safety at work, made with solid and long-lasting materials and anti-accident and anti-fall devices, to guarantee the safety of workers. Scale DC deals with the design and construction of professional ladders of all types, aerial platforms and steel scaffolding, with a particular attention to the safety of the final user.

Discover the range of Scale DC’s cutting-edge products today and elevate your workspaces. Explore now!

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