TUF LADDER Ships Ladders

Like all of our ladders, TFCO’s lightweight, industrial aluminum ships ladders are designed for ease of installation and are virtually maintenance free. Their rugged stability and flexible design make our ships ladders the perfect choice for your unique application.

Thompson Fabricating’s Ships Ladders are custom fabricated to meet your precise job requirements.

An aluminum TUF LADDER Ships Ladder that is designed to over a desired location.

All TFCO’s Customizable Aluminum Ship Ladder Models Include:

  • 60° standard slope with other slopes available upon request
  • Lightweight, high strength, corrosion-resistant, low maintenance aluminum
  • All stainless steel hardware
  • Extruded, striated treads for maximum safety and strength
  • Standard mill finish 
  • Anodized or powder coated handrail options available at no additional cost

OSHA defines a ship stair in section 1910.21(b) as: “A stair that is equipped with treads, stair rails, and open risers, and has a slope that is between 50 and 70 degrees from the horizontal.”​​

An aluminum TUF LADDER Ships Ladder that is angled at 60 degrees.
A graphic that shows a standard stair has an angle range of 30 to 50 degrees while a ships ladder can have angles of 50 to 70 degrees.

Types of Ships Ladders

A graphic of the different types of Ships Ladders, which includes crossovers, standards, ones designed for hatches and landing models.

Crossover Model

Standard Model

​Hatch Model

Landing Model

Tread Details

A closeup of an aluminum Ships Ladder tread.
A closeup of an aluminum ships ladder tread.