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An aluminium companion way ladder, designed in accordance with BS 5395-3 and BS EN 14122-2.

A single line handrail must be fitted to each side of the ships type ladder, and must be continuous when used with the platform top handrail.

Standard product features


  • Aluminium chequer plate, 100 mm minimum width.
  • Treads between 225–255 mm.


Preformed stringers set 450–550 mm apart.


Ladders are designed for use at a rake of 65°–75° only.


Ten-year manufacturer warranty. Proprietary components will carry a one-year return to factory guarantee.

NBS Specification

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45-30-75/400 Aluminium loft ladders

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Product specification

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Surespan Ltd


+44 (0)1922 711185

Product reference

SHP Ships Type Ladder


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Colour/ Finish

[Not required]
[Polyester powder coating]
Consult manufacturer for available colours and insert requirements.


[Not required]
[SHP/ RP Midway landing platform]
Required for ladders over 3.0 m.
[SHP/ UO Up and over]
Ideal for access over pipes.
[SHP/ DL Double ladder]
Double sided companionway ladder.

Manufacturer details

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