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.
LadderPort, the permanent building mounted ladder receiver,
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 OSHA REGULATION (STANDARDS – 29 CFR) Ladders. – 1926.1053 (b)(1). Although LadderPort extension ladder stabilizer equipment can be added to existing buildings, installing one of the four receiver models 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’s permanent building mounted ladder receiver, fall protection hook models are much safer, less expensive alternatives to roof hatches, 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 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. Four models available to fit different building facade. Type 1 – Flat Wall Mount, Type 2-Gutter Saver, Type 3-for buildings with cornice or decorative molding, Type 4 – with four adjustable legs for buildings with overhangs or for pre-engineered metal buildings.
We are continually expanding our LadderPort family of ladder and lifting 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” portable winch weighs just 25 lbs. and can be kept in the service truck. One “Cranky” winch can work on countless job sites since only the post stays mounted to each building.
The “Cranky” portable winch can be used with any of the four models of permanent posts for lifting over the side of the building or with the Port-A-Post for use on a roof hatch ladder and some permanent mount ladders.
The “Cranky” portable winch, when used with any of the associated posts, is less expensive than a crane and can pay for itself in just one lift.