SHP Ship Ladder

Our SHP Ships Ladders manufactured from aluminium and are compatible with the Surespan size 8 Speed Klamp magnesium alloy handrail and fittings. Ladders and safety rails can be supplied polyester powder coated or with a mill finish. The ladders are designed for use in the 65° to 75° range. All Surespan access systems and fire escapes are designed in accordance with BS EN 14122-2 and comply with relevant Building Regulations.

Consult Surespan’s technical literature for details. Surespan can also provide a design and specification service – please consult us early in the design process.

Specification Info

  • SHP/S – Standard Ships Ladder
  • SHP/RP – SHP with landing platform
  • SHP/UO – SHP with upon over platform
  • SHP/DL – Double SHP
  • SHP/H – Hinged SHP
  • SHP/FAL – Fold away SHP

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  • Custom made to any size
  • Safe chequer plate aluminum treads
  • Stringers 450mm to 550mm apart
  • Treads between 225mm to 255mm
  • Min between handrails 540mm
  • Tread 100mm min. wide
  • 250mm handrail for 65°
  • 100mm handrail for 75°
  • 1200mm min head clearance
  • Tread rise 225mm to 255mm
  • Landing platform for over 3m
  • Bespoke designs available

Featured Options


Top hung fold away ship type access ladder 2000 high with a retractable lower section. The ladder can be designed to sit at 70° when opened out. Top or side hung bracket provided.


Fold away ladders for restricted floor spaces.


  • On Request

SHP Ladder Specification

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Monday - Thursday 8:30 AM - 5:00PM
Friday 8:30AM - 4:30PM
Saturday - Sunday Closed
Ladder Type
Standard Ships Ladder


Standard Ships Ladder.

Ladder with Landing Platform


Ladder with Landing Platform.

Upon Over Ship Ladder


Upon Over Ship Ladder.

Walk over ladder


Double Ship Ladder.

Hinged Ships Ladder


Hinged Ships Ladder.

Fold away ladder


Fold away ladder.

SLC/RS Retractable Lower Section

The retractable SureSlide mechanism allows the lower section to slide up and down with ease. The lower section can be released from the top of the ladder for escape from the roof.

Operation from below can be accommodated. Polyester powder coating available to match the fabric of the building.

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