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SHIPS LADDER - 68° STEEP
INCLINE

ships ladder extented handrail hatch access models

STRUCTURAL STEEL STAIRWAYS
SHIPS LADDER DESIGN

safe access with minimum space requirement
   Quality engineered to your specific height
       requirement.
  Designed for safety and convenience.
  Heavy duty bar grating stair treads won't sag
      or dish (supplied as standard).
  Factory welded handrails of 1 1/2" x 14 ga.
      square tubing.
 10" structural channel stringers.
 Fire proof construction.
 Standard finish gray enamel, others available
      upon request.
 Standard 24" wide treads, 27" overall stair
      width. Other widths available upon request.
 Tread depth is 6".
 Our standard finish is a quick dry gray enamel.
      Other colors available.
(C) Standard Extended
Handrail Models
(D) Hatch Access Models
(Short Handrail)
ships ladder extented handrail ships ladder
OSHA CONFORMANCE
See Details Below Price Tables
  NEW! Optional Finishes!
Now we are pleased to offer our products with
a hot-dipped galvanized finish or in a
duplex system
which is paint over a
hot-dipped galvanized undercoat.
CUSTOM SIZES - SAME DAY QUOTES
Custom sizes and configurations are readily available. We
provide same day price quotes if you require a special stair
angle, specific tread rise/run, or a maximum horizontal stair
run to satisfy available floor space constraints.
ships ladder ships ladder
Vertical Handrail to 42" guard height
optional on ships ladders. (VHR)
Walk-thru handrail optional on ships ladder (WTHR)


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Add $100.00 to standard pricing and add -
VHR to Model No.
Add $150.00 to standard pricing and -
WTHR to Model No.
ships ladder extented handrail ships ladder
Steel Stair Treads
steel stair treads
Bar grating stair treads are safe, self-
cleaning, skid-resistant and economical.
steel stair treads
Important Note When Ordering: Specify actual floor to floor height when ordering, stairways are custom designed to meet your height
requirements
. (A Dimension) *Other sizes available upon request.

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(C) PRICING FOR STANDARD EXTENDED HANDRAIL MODELS
Type
Model No.
(A) Height Range (B)
Horizontal Run
Tread
Width
Nominal
Overall
Width
Price w/Gray
Enamel & Black
Bar Grating
Treads (A)
Price with
all Galvanized
Finish (B)
Price
with all Duplex
Paint System
Low Ht.
(in.)
Upper
Ht. (in.)
SL2438 36" 41" 19 1/2 - 22 3/16 24 27" $744 $1,222 $1,625
SL2444 42" 47" 22 1/2 - 24 24 27" $809 $1,307 $1,754
SL2450 48" 53" 24 5/16 - 26 7/8 24 27" $918 $1,441 $1,967
SL2456 54" 59" 27 1/4 - 28 7/8 24 27" $982 $1,526 $2,095
SL2462 60" 65" 29 3/16 - 31 11/16 24 27" $1,091 $1,660 $2,308
SL2468 66" 71" 32 - 33 11/16 24 27" $1,156 $1,745 $2,437
SL2474 72" 77" 34 - 36 7/16 24 27" $1,265 $1,880 $2,649
SL2480 78" 83" 36 13/16 - 38 1/2 24 27" $1,330 $1,964 $2,778
SL2486 84" 89" 38 7/8 - 41 1/4 24 27" $1,439 $2,099 $2,991
SL2490 90" 95" 41 9/16 - 43 3/8 24 27" $1,503 $2,184 $3,119
SL2498 96" 101" 43 11/16 - 46 1/16 24 27" $1,612 $2,318 $3,332
SL24104 102" 107" 46 7/16 - 48 3/16 24 27" $1,677 $2,403 $3,461
SL24110 108" 113" 48 9/16 - 50 7/8 24 27" $1,786 $2,537 $3,673
SL24116 114" 119" 51 1/4 - 53 1/16 24 27" $1,851 $2,622 $3,802
SL24122 120" 125" 53 7/16 - 55 11/16 24 27" $1,959 $2,756 $4,015
SL24128 126" 131" 56 1/16 - 57 7/8 24 27" $2,024 $2,841 $4,144
SL24134 132" 137" 58 1/4 - 60 1/2 24 27" $2,133 $2,976 $4,356
SL24140 138" 143" 60 7/8 - 62 3/4 24 27" $2,198 $3,060 $4,485
SL24146 144" 149" 63 1/8 - 65 3/8 24 27" $2,307 $3,195 $4,697
SL24152 150" 155" 65 11/16 - 67 9/16 24 27" $2,371 $3,280 $4,826
SL24158 156" 161" 67 15/16 - 70 3/16 24 27" $2,480 $3,414 $5,039
SL24164 162" 167" 70 9/16 - 72 7/16 24 27" $2,545 $3,499 $5,168
SL24170 168" 173" 72 13/16 - 75 24 27" $2,654 $3,633 $5,380
SL24178 174" 179" 75 3/8 - 77 1/4 24 27" $2,719 $3,718 $5,509
SL24184 180" 185" 77 5/8 - 79 7/8 24 27" $2,828 $3,852 $5,722
SL24190 186" 191" 80 1/4 - 82 1/8 24 27" $2,892 $3,937 $5,850


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(D) PRICES FOR FLUSH TREAD HATCH ACCESS MODELS
Type
Model No.
(A) Height Range (B)
Horizontal
Run
Tread
Width
Nominal
Overall
Width
Price with Gray
Enamel &
Black Bar
Grating Treads
(A)
Price with
all Galvanized
Finish (B)
Price with
all Duplex
Paint System
Lower
Ht. (in)
Upper
Ht. (in)
FTHASL2438 36" 41" 24 5/16 - 26 5/16 24 27" $1,051 $1,695 $2,278
FTHASL2444 42" 47" 26 3/4 - 28 3/4 24 27" $1,137 $1,808 $2,450
FTHASL2450 48" 53" 29 3/16 - 31 3/16 24 27" $1,202 $1,864 $2,563
FTHASL2456 54" 59" 31 9/16 - 33 5/8 24 27" $1,283 $1,969 $2,724
FTHASL2462 60" 65" 34 - 36 1/16 24 27" $1,362 $2,052 $2,870
FTHASL2468 66" 71" 36 7/16 - 38 7/16 24 27" $1,440 $2,154 $3,024
FTHASL2474 72" 77" 38 7/8 - 40 7/8 24 27" $1,527 $2,251 $3,188
FTHASL2480 78" 83" 41 5/16 - 43 5/16 24 27" $1,603 $2,350 $3,339
FTHASL2486 84" 89" 43 11/16 - 45 3/4 24 27" $1,694 $2,455 $3,513
FTHASL2490 90" 95" 46 1/8 - 48 3/16 24 27" $1,768 $2,552 $3,661
FTHASL2498 96" 101" 48 9/16 - 50 9/16 24 27" $1,863 $2,664 $3,843
FTHASL24104 102" 107" 51 - 53 24 27" $1,936 $2,759 $3,988
FTHASL24110 108" 113" 53 7/16 - 55 7/16 24 27" $2,033 $2,874 $4,174
FTHASL24116 114" 119" 55 13/16 - 57 7/8 24 27" $2,105 $2,969 $4,318
FTHASL24122 120" 125" 58 1/4 - 60 1/4 24 27" $2,204 $3,087 $4,508
FTHASL24128 126" 131" 60 11/16 - 62 11/16 24 27" $2,275 $3,180 $4,650
FTHASL24134 132" 137" 63 1/8 - 65 1/8 24 27" $2,375 $3,300 $4,843
FTHASL24140 138" 143" 65 1/2 - 67 9/16 24 27" $2,446 $3,393 $4,984
FTHASL24146 144" 149" 67 15/16 - 70 24 27" $2,547 $3,515 $5,180
FTHASL24152 150" 155" 70 3/8 - 72 3/8 24 27" $2,617 $3,607 $5,319
FTHASL24158 156" 161" 72 13/16 - 74 13/16 24 27" $2,719 $3,730 $5,517
FTHASL24164 162" 167" 75 1/4 - 77 1/4 24 27" $2,788 $3,821 $5,655
FTHASL24170 168" 173" 77 5/8 - 79 11/16 24 27" $2,891 $3,946 $5,854
FTHASL24178 174" 179" 80 1/16 - 82 1/8 24 27" $2,960 $4,037 $5,992
FTHASL24184 180" 185" 82 1/2 - 84 1/2 24 27" $3,063 $4,162 $6,192
FTHASL24190 186" 191" 84 15/16 - 86 15/16 24 27" $3,132 $4,253 $6,330
SAFETY WARNING: These ladders are to be ascended and descended with the user always facing the ladder.
Never descend the ladder facing away from the ladder.

OSHA CONFORMANCE
A frequently asked question is whether a ships ladder conforms to OSHA. The answer is somewhat complicated.
There is no single OSHA standard which specifically relates to the ships ladder design shown here. This product is
a hybrid which is neither a stair nor ladder and therefore has dimensions and design parameters which overlap and/or
conflict with OSHA standards for fixed stairways (Standard 1917.120) and fixed ladders (Standard 1910.27). Also
included below is a reprint of a standard interpretation letter from OSHA dated 2/10/2006.
Does this product meet OSHA requirements? We believe the answer is yes when; restricted areas preclude alternatives
and a due diligence safety review of the intended use and application has been performed by the end user. These ships
ladders are not intended to replace applications which require regular stairways but rather to fulfill the needs created
by restricted areas. Responsibility for determining the suitability of a particular use and application rests with the
purchaser.

STANDARD INTERPRETATIONS
02/10/2006 - The use of ship's stairs instead of fixed stairs in general industry.
• Standard Number: 1910.27
February 10, 2006
Ms. Erin Flory
Indiana Department of Labor
402 W. Washington Street, Room W195
Indianapolis, IN 46204
Dear Ms. Flory:
Thank you for your July 20, 2005, fax to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). Your letter was
forwarded to the Directorate of Enforcement Program's (DEP's) Office of General Industry Enforcement for response.
This letter constitutes OSHA's interpretation only of the requirements discussed and may not be applicable to any
questions not delineated within your original correspondence. You had specific questions regarding the use of ship's
stairs in general industry.
The questions below have been restated for clarity.
Question 1: Are ship's ladders (also known as ship's stairs) required to meet the fixed ladder requirements in
29 CFR 1910.27?
Response: No. The standards for fixed ladders in §1910.27 do not apply to ship's stairs.
Question 2: Can ship's stairs be used in general industry?
Response: Existing §1910.27 does not address ship's stairs. However, the 1990 Proposed Rule for Subpart D, Walking and Working Surfaces, 55 Federal Register 13360, addresses this issue at proposed §1910.25, Stairs, paragraph (e)(1), which states, "Ship's stairs shall be installed at a slope between 50 degrees and 70 degrees from the horizontal." Where an employer is in compliance with the provisions of a proposed standard, it is OSHA's general policy to treat the violation of an existing requirement as a de minimis violation. Therefore, in areas where conventional industrial stairs cannot be installed due to limited space availability, then OSHA would consider the installation of fixed industrial stairs with a slope between 50 degrees to 70 degrees from the horizontal to be a de minimis violation. De minimis violations are violations of standards which have no direct or immediate relationship to safety or health, and do not result in a citation, or penalty and need not be abated.

Thank you for your interest in occupational safety and health. We hope you find this information helpful. OSHA requirements are set by statute, standards, and regulations. Our interpretation letters explain these requirements and how they apply to particular circumstances, but they cannot create additional employer obligations. This letter constitutes OSHA's interpretation of the requirements discussed. Note that our enforcement guidance may be affected by changes to OSHA rules. Also, from time to time we update our guidance in response to new information. To keep apprised of such developments, you can consult OSHA's website at http://www.osha.gov. If you have any further questions, please feel free to contact the Office of General Industry Enforcement at (202) 693-1850.

Sincerely,

Richard E. Fairfax, Director
Directorate of Enforcement Programs


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