The majority of building codes and fire regulations require multiple access points for any second-level mezzanine structure. Factors such as the size of the mezzanine and the number of employees working on and around the platform can create the need for a second or even third access point. While the placement of an additional staircase is ideal, it is not always possible given the potential space constraints and obstructions in your facility. Cogan platform ladders are an ideal, space-saving alternative to staircases. Built to meet strict building code and safety requirements, our platform ladders are sturdy and secure for easy and efficient access to your mezzanine.
Our standard platform ladders are 24” wide. Optional welded safety cages are available for added fall protection or if required by code. All ladders are sealed in a durable, powder-coated yellow paint finish for maximum visibility.
OUR MEZZANINE PLATFORM LADDERS ARE DESIGNED TO MEET THE INTERNATIONAL BUILDING CODE (IBC) AND THE NATIONAL BUILDING CODE OF CANADA (NBCC) SAFETY STANDARDS. PLEASE CONTACT YOUR LOCAL BUILDING INSPECTOR TO MAKE SURE THAT A PLATFORM LADDER IS AN ADEQUATE MEANS OF EGRESS FOR YOUR APPLICATION.
for the Occupation Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) rule guide to stairways and ladders (PDF).
for information regarding the Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) safety standards (PDF).
for information regarding the International Building Code (IBC) regulations and safety standards (PDF).
Cogan’s self-closing safety gate serves as an additional security option to guard the opening on a mezzanine ladder entryway.
Spring-loaded hinges ensure our safety gates close automatically. Gates cannot be left open by accident, therefore providing constant visual indication of the access point. Workers will be deterred from walking directly into the opening, reducing the likelihood of trip or fall accidents and other hazards.
The symmetrical design means safety gates can swing from either left or right. Safety gates are adjustable in width from 24” to 36” to accommodate standard ladder openings.
All self-closing safety gates are sealed in a durable, powder-coated safety yellow paint finish for maximum visibility.