Equipment - Stairways & Ladders

Urban has two types of stairways. The first stairway is used with a 5’ wide x 7’ long frame scaffold. These stairs are designed for easy access and egress. Because the stairways are less than 2 ½’ wide caution must be used when two people pass in opposite directions.

single unit without handrails

Don't forget the auxilary girt at the first level for the stairway to hook onto.
Handrails for stairways are not shown but are avilable as per safety regulations.
6'6" Stairway on a System Scaffold The second type of stairway works on a 6’6” height interval. The width and length of the scaffold are usually 7’. There are other illustrations that work with these stairs but the height must be at 6’6”. The 6’6” stairways don’t come in one piece like the 5’ Stairway. One stairway is made up of 2 stair stringers, 2 handrails, 8 steps and toggle pins.


For straight vertical access – Urban has 5’ and 3’ Ladders. A starter bracket is required at the bottom of each run. Materials and tools may not be carried up a ladder because the worker should have 3-point contact on the ladder at all times.

When ladders are used and go higher than 20’ there must always be a rest platform (landing) every 20’ (6.4m). One way of making a rest platform is shown here. Remember that ladders must extend at least 3’ (1m) past the platform.