Structural Steel Ladder FabricationOctober 4, 2015
Steel ladders are vital to many industrial operations. They allow workers to easily and safely access all parts of the facility, but they have to be constructed to fit the specific needs of the facility and to meet all safety standards. Thus they are often built to order to ensure maximum utility and function at the particular facility that needs them. Let’s take a look at several main points to consider when it comes to structural steel ladders such as their strength and durability, component parts and options, and industry standards.
Strength and DurabilityOne of the core requirements of structural steel ladders is that they be strong and durable. They must be able to stand up to often very harsh industrial conditions for years on end. This requires that high grade steel be used in the construction of structural steel ladders and that each and every weld is rigorously tested for quality.
Components to ConsiderIt isn’t just the height and strength of a ladder that goes into its design. There are a variety of other very important considerations to keep in mind including:
- Type of ladder, free-standing or portable
- Tread on the steps
- The finish of the ladder
- Handrails and guards
- Additional accessories that improve safety, such as casters, locking mechanisms, and bumpers