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FRP Ladder and Cage Ladder Systems

We design FRP ladder and safety cage ladder systems for use where safe vertical climbing access is required. We can develop a fixed ladder system to meet site-specific requirements. In addition, our products provide you with corrosion resistance, low maintenance, lightweight, non-conductive, slip resistance, and high strength.

Resin Systems

FRP Ladder and safety cage ladder systems are available through Creative Pultrusions. This includes vinyl ester fire-retardant and polyester fire-retardant resin systems. The standard color we use for out FRP ladders is a highly UV resistant bright safety yellow. The engineering team at Creative Pultrusions creates this resin for the reason that it outperforms all other systems in the pultrusion industry. Click here, to learn more about the improved weathering characteristics of the yellow polyester resin system.

The Ladder System

The ladder system consists of 2” x 2” x ¼” thick pultruded square tube for side rails. We mechanically fasten 1 ¼” fluted rungs using ¼” diameter stainless steel spring pins. A standard ladder width is 24”, with the distance between rungs not exceeding 12”. Fiberglass ladders require support back to a wall or structure at an interval of no greater than 6’ 0”. Standard fiberglass ladders are required to be base supported. Fluted rungs offer secure gripping and slip resistance.

Kenway designs FRP Ladder systems to withstand a concentrated load of at least 200 pounds at the mid-point of the rung. As a result, this exceeds the requirement of OSHA 1910.27, Fixed Ladders. Best of all, we can provide fiberglass ladders with safety cages to meet OSHA requirements.

– Safety cages must be on ladders of more than 20 feet in length and to a maximum unbroken length of 30 feet
– Must have an intermediate rest platform every 30 feet
– Safety cages must start at a minimum of 7 foot and a maximum of 8 foot above the finish floor
– Cages must extend 42 inches above the landing at the top of the ladder

Let us know how we can help you. Our professional engineering team can design an FRP ladder and safety cage system to meet your needs!