Dedicated To Ladder Safety
In the effort to prevent costly MRO service accidents and injuries, and to promote safety and efficiency on the flight line, hanger and engine shop, we have developed a full line of ergonomic safety ladders currently being used by most major commercial airlines around the world.
LockNClimb ladders are sturdy, lightweight and can be easily rolled and set-up by one person. These ladders allow technicians to face their work without twisting or overreaching, while maintaining proper ergonomic position "within the rails." The ladders come equipped with wide comfort treads which reduce ladder fatigue and help prevent foot thrombosis.
LockNClimb ladders are made for 6 points of contact and are equipped with rubber padding to prevent damage to sensitive electronics and exterior finishes. And, the durability of our ladders is unmatched in the industry with less than .1% repair rate despite constant use by MRO technicians.
LockNClimb is committed to designing, testing and manufacturing ergonomic safety ladders for professional use in all industry groups. Our patented Ladder Stabilization System™ provides a safe and stable working support which reduces the risk of costly ladder injuries in the workplace. Our Four-Points of Ground Contact create a stable footprint which is unparalleled in the aviation ladder industry. Coupled with our LockNTie we provide the only closed-loop ladder safety system available.
OSHA rules for safe ladder use emphasize: Do not overextend sideways. Use the belt buckle rule: keep your belt buckle positioned between the side rails at all times, which will maintain your center of gravity. The ergonomic design of the LockNClimb MRO ladder allows a worker to face his work (without damaging the aircraft) and work within this principal.
A Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) report on ladder safety showed some startling statistics concerning the frequency and severity of ladder-related accidents in the United States. Every year thousands of people are injured and hundreds are killed. By understanding the causes of ladder accidents the vast majority could be prevented.
- More than 90,000 people receive emergency room treatment from ladder-related injuries every year.
- Elevated falls account for almost 700 occupational deaths annually.
- These deaths account for 15% of all occupational deaths.
- OSHA believes 100% of all ladder accidents could be prevented if proper attention to equipment and climber training were provided.
- Over the last 10 years the amount of ladder-related injuries has increased 50%.
- According the Bureau of Labor Statistics, 50% of all ladder-related accidents were due to individuals carrying items as they climbed.
- The most common type of ladder-related injury, with 32%, is fractures.
According to the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons about 300 people in the U.S. die from ladder related injuries annually.
- Estimated annual cost of ladder related injuries is $11 billion, including work loss, medical, legal, liability, and pain and suffering expenses.
- Among workers who missed work due to occupational ladder accidents, the average case involved lost time of 11 days.
- Almost one-third of those cases involved missing 31 or more days of work.
Our line of ergonomic safety ladders have been specifically designed to promote safety and security when properly used by MRO technicians.
Our ladders are currently being used by MRO technicians at most all major airlines in engine shops, hangers or on the ramps. LockNClimb ladders allow technicians to face their work without twisting or overreaching, while maintaining proper ergonomic position "within the rails". We equip our ladders with wide comfort treads which reduce ladder fatigue, and detachable trays to keep tools close to the working area.
All of our MRO ladders are made for 6 points of contact and are equipped with rubber padding to prevent damage to sensitive electronics and exterior finishes. Our ladders roll easily on rubber wheels and slide on replaceable brass feet, enabling close safe working access to virtually every area of the aircraft. LockNClimb ladders are much lighter than the large A-Frame ladders and dramatically decrease the footprint required by rolling platforms. All of our ladders are made in the USA and have been tested to meet or exceed all applicable OSHA and ANSI standards.
In a proactive effort to promote increased safety in the workplace, please take a moment to view our flyers, for LockNClimb ladders designed to service the Airbus A320, A330, Boeing 757-767, and Boeing 737 aircraft.
LockNClimb ladders have been proven to allow more efficient MRO service, resulting in better use of technician’s time, fewer injuries and shorter aircraft down-time and, the potential for damage to the aircraft exterior is reduced using these ladders over standard lifts.