About the Ladder Shield

Ladders are frequently employed on construction sites, and work places, to gain access to scaffolds and other work platforms, allowing work at height to be safely performed.

During the construction and use of such scaffolds and work platforms, certain levels of the working platform may be required to be restricted for any number of reasons, including; dangerous or incomplete scaffolds, restrictions due to lower level works, etc.. without removing the ladders between the levels, it can prove difficult to manage and police staff and contractors to prevent access to the restricted levels of the working platform.

Also, when works are not being performed, ladders can present a serious risk to the business as they allow trespassers and other Unauthorized persons to gain access to the work platforms and scaffolds – these Unauthorized persons can potentially include children.

At height, Unauthorized persons may then cause themselves, or others, injury by accessing dangerous or incomplete scaffold resulting in a scaffold collapse, a fall from height, the dropping tools and materials onto passers by, or knocking debris and other items from the work platform.

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Regulations demand that should they enter your site, trespassers, and other Unauthorized persons, are to be protected from being exposed, and exposing others, to such hazards, i.e., trespassers should be stopped from accessing such work platforms. to meet this legal requirement several practices are currently employed which include:

Removing access ladders from a scaffold or other area, which can involve; loss of time whilst the ladder is being removed and re-fitted, increased risk of the ladder not being correctly secured, and the requirement for a competent person to complete these works.

Boarding the ladder, i.e., lashing a scaffold board to the ladder rungs to render the ladder unusable, boarding the ladder also has a number of disadvantages as the board is typically only tied to the ladder and can therefore be easily removed by undoing the knots or cutting the lashing.

To Help Overcome These Problems, We Have Developed the “Ladder Shield” System, Which Offers the Site Manager, and Other Such Responsible People, a Number of Advantages When Compared to the Methods Identified Above, Including:

  • Quick and Simple to Fit and Remove the Unit From Virtually Any Ladder – Temporary or Fixed.
  • Clearly Displayed Hazard Warning and Prohibition Signs.
  • Increased Security, the Unit Being Securely Padlocked to the Ladder.

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Other Advantages of the System Include:

  • Light Weight, Rust Free, Aluminium Construction, Allowing For Ease of Handling and Minimal Maintenance.
  • Ergonomic Handle, Positioned to Allow the Unit to Be Easily Handled and Fitted by one Person.
  • Flexible Control Policy, the “Ladder Shield” Unit is Supplied With a Normal Padlock Key, However They Can be Supplied With a Padlock With a Common Key, or a Combination Lock, Allowing Either a Restricted or a More General Access to Ladders.
  • Fits Most Ladders, Bespoke Sizes Available Upon Request.

In addition to bespoke sizes, we can offer to provide the “Ladder Shield” system manufactured from alternative materials, for example; powder coated mild steel or stainless steel for applications, such as chemical plants, where the use of aluminium is not acceptable.

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