How to use Wire Rope Ladders

The examples below show the right and wrong way of using the wire rope ladders.

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 21 Man with PPE

1 Man on Ladder













Example 3

2 Men