Using a Wire Rope Ladder

Wire rope ladders must never be treated as PPE, they are simply for aiding access and egress.    When using wire rope ladders always use a safety line.

Examples below show:

Example 1 shows the climber ascending the ladder without any PPE.  He could be in danger of a fall should he slip or lose his grip for any reason.

Example 2 is where the climber is backed-up by a mobile fall arrest device such as a rope grab.

Example 3 shows the climber is backed-up by a partner using belay techniques.

Example 1                                                              Example 2

Man on Ladder with Bayline attached

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Example 3