Simple Solutions for Complex Access

Safety Fabrications are specialists in the design and fabrication of vertical access ladders; often referred to as Cat ladders. Our access safety ladders are manufactured in both mild steel and aluminium in accordance with BS EN 4211:2005 & A1:2008 and are specifically designed to comply with Health & Safety requirements.

Ascent Safety Ladders

Ascent companionway ladders are designed to suit angles between 60–75 degrees, companionway ladders are deemed easier to ascend than fixed access ladders. We manufacture our companionway ladders in both mild steel galvanised and aluminium in accordance with BS EN 4211:2005 & A1:2008.

Ascent Comanionway Ladders

Ascent step units provide simple access solutions to complex access issues. We manufacture a range of step units in both mild steel and aluminium to clear obstructions such as pipework, ducting, parapet walls, gutters, cable trays and changes in roof level. The issues we overcome may be complex but our aim has been to create a simple “flat pack” step unit solution.

Ascent Up and Over Stairs

The Ascent aluminium walkway system is a BS EN 516 compliant open grillage walkway system designed to create a safe walking surface & protection for standing seam , metal profile & flat / single ply membrane roofs. The Ascent walkway can be both levelled & stepped as the roof slope demands.  

Ascent Aluminium Walkways

The Ascent fall protection covers are designed to afford collective fall protection to workers on / adjacent to fragile surfaces. The Ascent Fall Protection Covers are tested in accordance with ACR(M)001:2004 Test for fragility of Large Element Roofing Assemblies and can be used to protect both fragile roof lights or to protect fragile roof surfaces such as Asbestos roofs.

Ascent Fixed Access Ladder

We specialise in the manufacture of structural anchor posts or fall protection posts as they are commonly called for use with cable based fall protection systems confirming to EN 795 Class C, rail based fall protection systems to EN 795 Class D and abseil access points to BS 7985:2002.

Fall Protection Post

The D-marc product range from Safety Fabrications includes:

D-marc - Demarcation roof barrier system
D-i-D tag - Safety system I.D tag holder

CE Marked Fabrications

KEE KLAMP fittings offer a flexible, versatile solution for the construction of tubular structures, handrails & DDA compliant guardrails.The principle is simple yet highly effective, We stock a comprehensive range of Kee—Klamp fittings at our Sheffield premises and are able to cut tube to meet your requirements.

CE Accredited Fabrications

Step Unit | Safety Ladders | Fall Protection Post | Walkways  

CE Marked Fabrications | CE Accredited Fabrications

We have developed the Ascent™ product range specifically to cater for the needs of the Fall Protection, Access and Safety market. 

Our Ascent™ product range includes, Fall Protection Posts, Step Units, Access Ladders, Handrails, Stairs and Walkways. In addition to our Ascent™ product range we also offer a bespoke fabrication service – focusing primarily on the needs of the access and safety industry producing Davit arms, travelling ladders, companion way ladders, access covers, bespoke structural anchor posts.

We are often called upon to provide a bespoke solution for a customer and find that we are able to apply a lot of our techniques and knowledge gained from producing our standard products such as a plant platform or safety ladders in order to achieve this bespoke solution. 

Case Studies

Tesco Galashiels VIEW
Safety Ladders
Blackpool Tower VIEW
Ascent Safety Ladders
Premier Technical Services Group VIEW
Fall Protection Post
Leeds Railway Station VIEW
Step Unit
Fall Protection Post
Buddh International Circuit VIEW
Fixed Access Ladder
Leicester Fire Station VIEW
CE Accredited Fabrications
Snowden Mountain Café VIEW
Plant Platform
Tate & Lyle VIEW
Up and Over Stair
UCB Case Study VIEW
Fall Protection Post
Well Head Cap VIEW

CE Accredited Fabrications/CE Marked Fabrications

Safety Fabrications are dedicated to the manufacture of specialist CE marked fabrications, to serve the needs of fall protection and suspended access companies and all those working at height across the UK. 

In the UK, falls from height remain one of the biggest sources of casualty reported under the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations 1995 (RIDDOR) according to HSE statistics; these can be avoided with our CE accredited fabrications.

From our Sheffield base at the heart of the UK's steel and access industries, and, with a thorough understanding of the Work at Height Regulations 2005, Safety Fabrications are committed to protecting the end user whilst working at height by offering the following products: 

We offer these items in mild steel, stainless steel and aluminium with optional finishes of galvanised, powder coating or polished. 

All our products are manufactured in accordance with BS EN ISO 3834-2:2021 and BS EN 1090-1:2009+A1:2011 and carry the CE / UKCA Marking.