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LadderUP® Safety Post

The LadderUP® Safety Post provides safe, easy ladder access through Roof Access Hatches, Floor Doors and manholes. The telescopic post mounts permanently to the top two rungs of any Fixed Ladder, providing a secure hand-hold and enabling the user to enter or exit the opening in an upright and balanced position.

Available in Mild Steel, Stainless Steel or Aluminium construction according to specification (shown with optional Safety Yellow powder-coated finish).

Illustration showing a man on a ladder below a hatch

LadderUP® Safety Post

Features / Benefits

Adjustable mounting hardware accommodates virtually any ladder rung size or spacing.

Telescoping design is spring-balanced for ease of operation.

Automatically locks in the fully-raised position to provide the user with a firm and steady hand-hold for safer egress.

Handy release lever allows the post to be easily lowered to its retracted position.

Available in four levels of corrosion resistance to provide many years of trouble-free, dependable service.


LU1 - Steel with black powder coat finish / weight: 11kg

LU2 - Steel, hot-dip galvanized  / weight: 11kg

LU3 - Stainless Steel Type 304 / weight: 11kg

LU4 - Aluminium, mill finish / weight: 7kg


If installation is to be in corrosive atmosphere, specify Model LU-2, LU-3 or LU-4 as warranted by conditions.

Can also be used with TYPE BL-COMP Companionway Ladder if specified when ordering the ladder (modifications are required to the Companionway Ladder to enable LadderUP post fixing).

Performance Standards LadderUP® Safety Post

SUITABILITY Mounted to fixed ladder
PATENT U.S. Patent 4,546,855
LadderUP Safety pole for easy access through a roof hatch or floor door from a fixed ladder

Downloads LadderUP® Safety Post

Specification (.doc)

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Guide Specification LadderUP® Safety Post

MATERIALSteel, Stainless Steel Type 304 and Aluminium versions available.
FINISHAccording to material specified.
HARDWAREEngineered composite compression spring tubes with steel compression springs packed in grease. Stainless Steel Type 316 hinges. All other hardware is zinc plated/chromate sealed.
OPERATIONTelescopic tubular section automatically locks when fully extended.
LIFT ASSISTANCEUp/down movement controlled by Stainless Steel spring balancing mechanism.
SUPPLYAssembled with fasteners for securing to the ladder rungs in accordance with installation instructions.
NotesIf installation is to be in corrosive atmosphere, specify Model LU-2, LU-3 or LU-4 as warranted by conditions.

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