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Quick article detailing some of the things you need to take into account before purchasing a ladder that will be used to access the roof through a roof hatch.

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Roof Hatch Ladder Design Before diving into this blog it is important to note that building codes change in different cities and states. It is the responsibility of the reader to research all local code and building ordinances before designing a roof hatch ladder. What is the size of the building? Federal OSHA states that if a ladder exceeds 24' in length then a ladder fall protection system is required. Fall protection systems historically meant ladder safety cages. Today, this is not the case. Now, a fall protection cable system is required on ladders over 24' in length. Another design...

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