Almost everyone that has ever used an extension ladder, roof hatch or permanently mounted vertical ladder has some type of “scary” story to tell. After years in the commercial heating and air conditioning business, climbing up and down many different types of ladders and hearing all of those stories, the inventor/developer of LadderPort™ decided to find a safer way for all construction trades to access roofs when using an extension ladder.
which mounts to the building allowing an extension ladder to catch on the hooks providing fall protection by preventing the ladder from sliding sideways off the building or slipping backward. Walking through the grab rails instead of climbing around the ladder allows for an easy transition on and off a flat roof and meets the ladder safety standard of OSHA REGULATIONS (STANDARDS - 29 CFR) Ladders. - 1926.1053 (b)(1). Although LadderPort stabilizer equipment and ladder accessories can be added to existing buildings, installing one of the hook models early during new commercial or industrial flat roof building construction will provide safe extension ladder access and fall protection to any construction trade requiring extension ladder access to flat roofs.
LadderPort, the permanent building mounted ladder receiver,
LadderPort's permanent building mounted ladder receiver, fall protection hook models are much safer, less expensive alternatives to roof hatches, vertical ladders, permanently mounted vertical ladders or caged ladders for gaining flat roof access. Permanent indoor roof hatches challenge personnel to find their footing while attempting to crawl blindly through a roof hatch. Roof hatches are often left open creating a possible slip and fall hazard below if the floor becomes wet and the open roof hatch contributes to increased energy consumption. It is extremely difficult and dangerous to climb vertical permanently mounted ladders especially when carrying equipment or materials up or down the vertical ladder - the rungs of a vertical ladder are often small, slippery, and uncomfortable to climb. Caged ladders are bulky and unsightly and generally require some type of door lock to hinder unauthorized entry. In many cases, vandals and children simply boost each other over the locked portion of the ladder to climb on to the roof. LadderPort mount, attachment or standoff products provide falling safety and are a better solution than a roof hatch, vertical ladder, or caged ladder for your roof and building security issues.
In addition to being an inexpensive ladder stabilizer receiver hook and fall protection safety device, the LadderPort Gutter Saver accessories are also excellent gutter protectors. The Gutter Saver safely stops an extension ladder from smashing gutters. A LadderPort Gutter Saver can pay for itself by protecting just one gutter and may even prevent injuries.
We are continually expanding our LadderPort family of safety products, ladder accessories and equipment to reduce injuries and make roof access safer and easier. “Cranky” is the portable winch capable of transporting heavy items up to 300 lbs, such as compressors, from the truck to the ground utilizing the Reese insert adapter and from the ground to the roof utilizing the building mounted post. “Cranky” portable winch system pays for itself the first compressor change. “Cranky” weighs just 25 lbs. and can be kept in the service truck. One “Cranky” can work on countless job sites since only the post stays mounted to each building.
The LadderPort parapet stair systems, or back ladders, when used in conjunction with a LadderPort ladder stabilizer provides safe flat roof access as never seen before when a building has a parapet. The parapet stairs and back ladder system stops technicians from jumping off the parapet to your flat roof potentially causing roof damage or injury. We also carry rubber roof pads for protection on the flat roof area where the ladder receiver is installed. The roof pads are excellent protection for the areas near HVAC units to deter holes in the roof from HVAC door removal and toolboxes.
LadderTech is committed to providing fall safety equipment and ladder products that promote roof access security and safety.
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