Press Release Summary:
Spring balanced LadderUPÂ® Safety Post extension device enables service personnel to enter or exit roof hatch, vault, or manhole in upright and balanced position. It features tubular construction and permanently mounts on top two ladder rungs. Unit telescopes up and down, locking in upright position. Release lever allows LadderUP to be lowered to its retracted position. Black enamel steel, hot dip galvanized steel, stainless steel, and aluminum models are available.
Original Press Release:
Keeping Workers Safe with Bilco's LadderUP® Safety Post
WEST HAVEN, CT/July 26, 2002- Keeping workers safe is a priority for every company; however, those workers whose jobs require traversing a roof hatch; floor, sidewalk, or vault door; or manhole face particular safety issues. Not only are these spaces confining to movement, but often, workers will likely be maneuvering equipment or tools through the space as well as themselves, increasing the likelihood of an accident. The Bilco Company, manufacturers of specialty access products for the commercial and residential markets, offers the LadderUP® Safety Post, an extension device for fixed ladders, allowing workers safe, easy entrance and egress from these areas. Bilco's LadderUP is an easy-to-install, easy-to-use extension device for fixed ladders. Featuring rugged tubular construction, the spring balanced LadderUP permanently mounts on the top two ladder rungs, telescopes up and down, locking in the upright position. This enables service personnel to enter or exit the roof hatch, vault or manhole in an upright and balanced position, as though the interior ladder extended above roof or grade level. A handy release lever allows the LadderUP to be lowered to it's retracted position. The Bilco LadderUP is available in four models; black enamel steel, hot dip galvanized steel, stainless steel, and aluminum, and is designed to fit virtually any fixed ladder or manhole rung in new or existing construction. More information on Bilco's LadderUP, Pogo Pole, and other specialty access products is available via the Internet at www.bilco.com or by calling (203) 934-6363. Founded in 1926, The Bilco Company, is a building industry pioneer in the development of specialty access products and automatic fire vents. For over seven decades, the company has built a reputation among architects, builders, engineers, and the construction trades for products that are unequaled in design and workmanship. An IS09001 registered company, Bilco offers commercial and residential products, including automatic fire vents, roof hatches, sidewalk doors, basement doors, and emergency egress window wells. With headquarters in Connecticut, Bilco has manufacturing facilities in New Haven (CT) and Trumann, AR, as well as an international network of factory-trained representatives, dealers and distributors. For more information on Bilco's complete line of products, call (203) 934-6363, or visit the company's website at www.bilco.com.