SHP Ship Ladder

Our Aluminium SHP Ship Ladder is 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 aluminium ship 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.

    SHP Ladder Specification



    Leamore Close
    Leamore Enterprise Park
    Walsall, WS2 7NL
    West Midlands, UK
    +44 (0)1922 711185
    +44 (0)1922 497943 (Fax)

    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.