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Companionway Ladder System - Aluminium Ships Ladder

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Safety Fabrications Limited Third party certifications:
  • TUV - Safety and Quality Report

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Aluminium companionway/ ship ladders, acknowledged to be easier and safer to use than a vertical ladder, angled between 60 to 75 degrees and is often used where space is at a premium.

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Create access externally onto a roof and internally to a roof hatch, or to items of plant such as a silo or tank without compromising the health and safety of the worker.


A permanently-fixed mill or powder-coated finished aluminium companionway/ ships ladder system, supplied to create access both externally and internally depending on required use. The system has been designed to provide safe access up to three metres in a single flight, in accordance with BS 4211. Larger sizes are also available on request.

Investment in design and manufacturing technology has allowed for the system to be designed in accordance with BS 4211 and manufactured in accordance with BS EN ISO 3834-2 and BS EN 1090-1 + A1. This has produces an accurately manufactured product that is both easy to specify and install, meeting the challenges faces when creating safe access at height.

The companionway ladder is preferable to a vertical ladder as it comprises a series of treads, with handrail adjacent rather than rungs and as such is considered easier to ascend and descend.

Features and benefits:

  • Manufactured from aluminium and available in a mill or powder-coated finish.
  • Provides simple access solutions to complex access issues.
  • The range offers on-site adjustment to meet all needs whilst giving the safety and finished appearance of a bespoke product.
  • Available with either a simple step through at the head or a platform to clear obstructions with the option of a step down to suit. 
  • Supplied with either a bracketry fixing kit or with freestanding feet where floor/ roof penetration is not possible.
  • Approved through the necessary safety and structural calculations and are supplied in compliance with BS EN ISO 3834-2 and BS EN 1090-1 and are CE marked.
  • General arrangement drawings provided.
  • Supplied flat pack with easy to follow installer instructions.
  • Assembly fixings supplied, fixings to structure not included.
  • Design incorporates on-site levelling adjustment.
  • Standards range of heights up to 3000 mm.
  • Standard platform lengths up to 1500 mm.

General information












550 mm



Warranty description

Seek manufacturer guidance on warranty conditions

20 year


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Specification data - Companionway ladder systems




Aluminium, mill finish.

Aluminium, powder-coated, colour.

Insert requirements.

Assembly connectors

Manufacturer's standard.

Superstructure connectors

Insert requirements.



To BS EN 4211:2005, A1:2008, BS EN ISO 3834-2:2005, BS EN 1090-1:2009 +A1:2011 and 2:2008.

Third-party certification

CE marked.

Sustainability data

Contains Red List materials


Country of material origin

United Kingdom

Country of product manufacture

United Kingdom

Embodied carbon

A1-A3 (production stage) as defined in BS EN 15804

8.3 kg CO₂ eq/kg



Recycled content

40 %

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Third party certifications

TUV - Safety and Quality Report

TUV - Safety and Quality Report

Factory Production Control EN 1090-1

TUV - Safety and Quality Report

TUV - Safety and Quality Report

Management System as per BS EN ISO 3834-2:2021

TUV - Safety and Quality Report

TUV - Safety and Quality Report

Management system as per: BS EN ISO 9001:2015


Ascent Companionway / ships ladder

Ascent Companionway / ships ladder

Case studies

Permanently-fixed ladder system - companionway / ships ladder system- Aldi retail stores across the UK

Permanently-fixed ladder system - companionway / ships ladder system- Aldi retail stores across the UK

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