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SECTION 05510
METAL LADDERS
 
 
Copyright 2014 - 2016 ARCAT, Inc. - All rights reserved
** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** FIXFAST USA; Metal Ladders.
This section is based on the products of FIXFAST USA, which is located at:
6210 S. Indianapolis Rd.
Whitestown, IN 46075.
Tel: (317) 769-7710.
Fax: (317) 769-5560.
Email: info@fixfastusa.com
Web: www.fixfastusa.com.
FIXFAST USA - Providing maximum safety with minimum fuss to workers at height.
Our extensive range of safe access products and fall protection systems are designed for industrial, commercial and residential applications. In particular, our focus has been providing temporary and permanent fall protection solutions and access equipment for the rooftop environment. FIXFAST has expanded to offer products and systems for a wide variety of applications. These applications include systems for railcars, trucks, aircraft, large vehicles and many more.
We back up our comprehensive product range with first class customer service. As a company, we have always gone that extra mile to ensure absolute customer satisfaction. Every member of our technical customer service team has been extensively trained, to ensure that you receive the best possible advice, care and completely up to date product information.
 
PART 1 GENERAL
 
1.1
SECTION INCLUDES
 
** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Delete items below not required for project.
 
A.
Fixed Ladder Systems:
1.
Mini access ladders. (RL20 Series)
2.
Standard access ladders. (RL30 Series)
3.
Caged access ladders. (RL40 Series)
4.
Fall arrest access ladders. (RL50 Series)
B.
Folding Ladder Systems:
1.
Fold down ladders. (RL60 Series)
1.2
RELATED SECTIONS
 
** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Delete any sections below not relevant to this project; add others as required.
 
A.
Section 05120 - Structural Steel: Structural supports.
B.
Section 05550 - Metal Fabrications: Miscellaneous metal supports.
C.
Section 06100 - Rough Carpentry: Framing and opening support.
D.
Section 07400 - Membrane Roofing: Roof curb flashing.
1.3
REFERENCES
 
** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Delete references from the list below that are not actually required by the text of the edited section. OSHA 1910.27 is the standard recommended requirement.
 
A.
OSHA 1910.27: Fixed Ladders.
B.
ANSI A14.3: Ladders - Fixed - Safety Requirements.
C.
ANSI A14.9: Safety Requirements for Ceiling Mounted Disappearing Climbing Systems.
1.4
SUBMITTALS
A.
Submit under provisions of Section 01300.
B.
Product Data: Manufacturer's data sheets on each product to be used, including:
1.
Preparation instructions and recommendations.
2.
Storage and handling requirements and recommendations.
3.
Installation methods.
C.
Shop Drawings: Provide plan, section, elevation and perspective view drawings as necessary to depict appropriate installation procedures including location, mounting, attachment, and penetration flashing as applicable.
1.5
QUALITY ASSURANCE
A.
Manufacturer Qualifications: All primary products specified in this section will be supplied by a single manufacturer with a minimum of ten years experience.
B.
Installer Qualifications: All products listed in this section are to be installed by a single installer with a minimum of five years demonstrated experience in installing products of the same type and scope as specified.
 
** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Include a mock-up if the project size and/or quality warrant taking such a precaution. The following is one example of how a mock-up on a large project might be specified. When deciding on the extent of the mock-up, consider all the major different types of work on the project.
 
C.
Mock-Up: Provide a mock-up for evaluation of surface preparation techniques and application workmanship.
1.
Finish areas designated by Architect.
2.
Do not proceed with remaining work until workmanship, color, and sheen are approved by Architect.
3.
Rebuild mock-up area as required to produce acceptable work.
1.6
DELIVERY, STORAGE, AND HANDLING
A.
Store products in manufacturer's unopened packaging until ready for installation. Protect all components off the ground, away from standing water on a hard, level surface.
1.7
PROJECT CONDITIONS
A.
Maintain environmental conditions (temperature, humidity, and ventilation) within limits recommended by manufacturer for optimum results. Do not install products under environmental conditions outside manufacturer's recommended limits.
1.8
WARRANTY
A.
Warranty: At project closeout, submit an executed copy of the manufacturer's five year standard limited warranty against manufacturing defect, outlining its terms, conditions, and exclusions from coverage.
PART 2 PRODUCTS
 
2.1
MANUFACTURERS
A.
Acceptable Manufacturer: FIXFAST USA, which is located at: 6210 S. Indianapolis Rd.; Whitestown, IN 46075; Tel: 317-769-7710; Fax: 317-769-5560; Email: request info (info@fixfastusa.com); Web: www.fixfastusa.com
 
** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Delete one of the following two paragraphs; coordinate with requirements of Division 1 section on product options and substitutions.
 
B.
Substitutions: Not permitted.
C.
Requests for substitutions will be considered in accordance with provisions of Section 01600.
 
** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Retain the next article only if Mini Access Ladders are required.
 
2.2
RL20 SERIES MINI ACCESS LADDERS
A.
Ladder System Design: Provide KATTCLIMB modular access components fabricated in smaller, "knock-down" sections to allow for site specific configuration without the need for on-site welding.
 
** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Select Ladder Model. Delete one of the next two paragraphs.
 
B.
Model: RL21 Mini access ladder with angled handrails.
1.
Material: High tensile aluminum, mill finish.
2.
Maximum Height: 20 feet (6100mm). (Fall protection is required over 20'. See the RL40 or RL50 series)
3.
Ladder Height as shown on the Contract Drawings.
4.
Ladder Width: 23 1/2 inches (597mm).
5.
Ladder Weight: 6.4 lbs (2.9kg) per 40 inch (1016mm) section.
6.
Load Limit: 330 lbs (150kg).
7.
Performance Standard: Units designed and manufactured to meet or exceed OSHA 1910.27.
C.
Model: RL22 Mini access ladder with parapet mount.
1.
Material: High tensile aluminum, mill finish.
2.
Maximum Parapet Height: 53 inches (1346mm).
3.
Maximum Height: 20 feet (6100mm). (Fall protection is required over 20'. See the RL40 or RL50 series)
4.
Ladder Weight: 6.4lbs (2.9kg) per 40 inch (1016mm) section.
5.
Load Limit: 330 lbs (150kg).
6.
Performance Standard: Units designed and manufactured to meet or exceed OSHA 1910.27.
 
** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Retain one of the following. Delete ladder mounting types not required.
 
D.
KATTCLIMB Ladder Mounting:
1.
Option One; Non-penetrating 24 inches by 12 inches aluminum base plate for membrane and built-up roof systems
2.
Option Two; Non-penetrating rubber base feet for membrane and built-up roof systems
3.
Option Three; Floor mount bracket set for concrete finished floors.
4.
Option Four; Off-floor mount fixing bracket, heavy duty wall fixing bracket for ladders mounted to the wall only.
 
** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Retain the next article only if Standard Access Ladders are required.
 
2.3
RL30 SERIES STANDARD ACCESS LADDERS
A.
Ladder System Design: Provide KATTCLIMB modular access components fabricated in smaller, "knock-down" sections to allow for site specific configuration without the need for on-site welding.
 
** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Select Ladder Model. Delete two of the next three paragraphs.
 
B.
Model: RL31 Standard access ladder with grabrails.
1.
Material: High tensile aluminum, mill finish.
2.
Maximum Height: 20 feet (6100mm). (Fall protection is required over 20'. See the RL40 or RL50 series)
3.
Ladder Width: 23 1/2 inches (597mm).
4.
Ladder Weight: 6.4lbs (2.9kg) per 40 inch (1016mm) section.
5.
Load Limit: 330 lbs (150kg).
6.
Performance Standard: Units designed and manufactured to meet or exceed OSHA 1910.27.
C.
Model: RL32 Standard access ladder with parapet mount.
1.
Material: High tensile aluminum, mill finish.
2.
Maximum Parapet Height: 53 inches (1346mm).
3.
Maximum Height: 20 feet (6100mm). (Fall protection is required over 20'. See the RL40 or RL50 series)
4.
Ladder Width: 23 1/2 inches (597mm).
5.
Ladder Weight: 6.4lbs (2.9kg) per 40 inch (1016mm) section.
6.
Load Limit: 330 lbs (150kg).
7.
Performance Standard: Units designed and manufactured to meet or exceed OSHA 1910.27.
D.
Model: RL33 Standard access ladder with lead on walkway system
1.
Material: High tensile aluminum, mill finish.
2.
Maximum Height: 20 feet (6100mm). (Fall protection is required over 20'. See the RL40 or RL50 series)
3.
Ladder Width: 23 1/2 inches (597mm).
4.
Ladder Weight: 6.4lbs (2.9kg) per 40 inch (1016mm) section.
5.
Load Limit: 330 lbs (150kg).
6.
Performance Standard: Units designed and manufactured to meet or exceed OSHA 1910.27.
 
** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Retain one of the following. Delete ladder mounting types not required.
 
E.
KATTCLIMB Ladder Mounting:
1.
Option One; Non-penetrating 24 inches by 12 inches aluminum base plate for membrane and built-up roof systems
2.
Option Two; Non-penetrating rubber base feet for membrane and built-up roof systems
3.
Option Three; Floor mount bracket set for concrete finished floors.
4.
Option Four; Off-floor mount fixing bracket, heavy duty wall fixing bracket for ladders mounted to the wall only.
 
** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Retain the next article only if Caged Access Ladders are required.
 
2.4
RL40 SERIES CAGED ACCESS LADDERS:
A.
Ladder System Design: Provide KATTCLIMB modular access caged ladder components fabricated in smaller, "knock-down" sections to allow for site specific configuration without the need for on-site welding.
 
** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Select Ladder Model. Delete two of the next three paragraphs.
 
B.
Model: RL41 Caged access ladder with grabrails.
1.
Material: High tensile aluminum, mill finish.
2.
Maximum Height Between Landings: 30 feet (9144mm).
3.
Ladder Width: 23 1/2 inches (597mm).
4.
Ladder Weight: 6.4lbs (2.9kg) per 40 inch (1016mm) section.
5.
Cage Weight: 18 lbs (8.16kg) per 40 inch (1016mm) section.
6.
Load Limit: 330 lbs (150kg).
7.
Performance Standard: Units designed and manufactured to meet or exceed OSHA 1910.27.
C.
Model: RL42 Caged access ladder with parapet mount.
1.
Material: High tensile aluminum, mill finish.
2.
Maximum Parapet Height: 53 inches (1346mm).
3.
Maximum Height Between Landings: 30 feet (9144mm).
4.
Ladder Width: 23 1/2 inches (597mm).
5.
Ladder Weight: 6.4lbs (2.9kg) per 40 inch (1016mm) section.
6.
Cage Weight: 18 lbs (8.16kg) per 40 inch (1016mm) section.
7.
Load Limit: 330 lbs (150kg).
8.
Performance Standard: Units designed and manufactured to meet or exceed OSHA 1910.27.
D.
Model: RL43 Caged access ladder with lead on walkway system
1.
Material: High tensile aluminum, mill finish.
2.
Maximum Height Between Landings: 30 feet (9144mm).
3.
Ladder Width: 23 1/2 inches (597mm).
4.
Ladder Weight: 6.4lbs (2.9kg) per 40 inch (1016mm) section.
5.
Cage Weight: 18 lbs (8.16kg) per 40 inch (1016mm) section.
6.
Load Limit: 330 lbs (150kg).
7.
Performance Standard: Units designed and manufactured to meet or exceed OSHA 1910.27.
 
** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Retain one of the following. Delete ladder mounting types not required.
 
E.
KATTCLIMB Ladder Mounting:
1.
Option One; Non-penetrating 24 inches by 12 inches aluminum base plate for membrane and built-up roof systems
2.
Option Two; Non-penetrating rubber base feet for membrane and built-up roof systems
3.
Option Three; Floor mount bracket set for concrete finished floors.
4.
Option Four; Off-floor mount fixing bracket, heavy duty wall fixing bracket for ladders mounted to the wall only.
 
** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Delete if not required.
 
F.
KATTCLIMB Ladder Cage Gate for Caged Ladders: 1LD425 aluminum cage gate to prevent unauthorized access. 37 inches by 30-5/8 inches.
 
** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Delete if not required.
 
G.
.KATTCLIMB Ladder Security Door: 1LD426 aluminum security door to prevent unauthorized access. 84 inches by 25-1/2 inches
 
** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Retain the next article only if Fall Arrest Access Ladders are required. RL50 series ladders must be roof/floor mounted and must be combined with parapet mount or lead on handrails for extra stability. Contact FIXFAST's technical department for mounting options.
 
2.5
RL50 SERIES FALL ARREST ACCESS LADDERS
A.
Ladder System Design: Provide KATTCLIMB modular access fall arrest ladder components fabricated in smaller, "knock-down" sections to allow for site specific configuration without the need for on-site welding.
 
** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Select Ladder Model. Delete one of the next two paragraphs.
 
B.
Model: RL52 Fall arrest access ladder with parapet mount.
1.
Material: High tensile aluminum, mill finish.
2.
Maximum Parapet Height: 53 inches (1346mm).
3.
Ladder Width: 23 1/2 inches (597mm).
4.
Ladder Weight: 6.4lbs (2.9kg) per 40 inch (1016mm) section.
5.
Load Limit: 330 lbs (150kg).
6.
Performance Standard: Units designed and manufactured to meet or exceed OSHA 1910.27.
C.
Model: RL53 Fall arrest access ladder with lead on walkway system
1.
Material: High tensile aluminum, mill finish.
2.
Ladder Width: 23 1/2 inches (597mm).
3.
Ladder Weight: 6.4lbs (2.9kg) per 40 inch (1016mm) section.
4.
Load Limit: 330 lbs (150kg).
5.
Performance Standard: Units designed and manufactured to meet or exceed OSHA 1910.27.
 
** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Retain one of the following. Delete ladder mounting types not required.
 
D.
KATTCLIMB Ladder Mounting:
1.
Option One; Non-penetrating 24 inches by 12 inches aluminum base plate for membrane and built-up roof systems
2.
Option Two; Non-penetrating rubber base feet for membrane and built-up roof systems
3.
Option Three; Floor mount bracket set for concrete finished floors.
4.
Option Four; Off-floor mount fixing bracket, heavy duty wall fixing bracket for ladders mounted to the wall only.
 
** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Retain the next article only if Fold Down Access Ladders are required.
 
2.6
RL60 SERIES FOLD DOWN ACCESS LADDERS
 
** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Select Ladder Model. Delete two of the next three paragraphs.
 
A.
Model: RL61 Vista Compact Fold Down Ladder.
1.
Material: High tensile aluminum, mill finish.
2.
Opening Size: 48 inches by 22 inches (1219mm x 559mm).
3.
Ladder Height Range: 84 to 120 inches (2134 - 3048mm).
4.
Ladder Width: 23 1/2 inches (597mm).
5.
Unit Weight: 88 lbs (40kg).
6.
Load Limit: 330 lbs (150kg).
7.
Performance Standard: Units designed and manufactured to meet or exceed OSHA 1910.27.
B.
Model: RL62 Vista Commercial Fold Down Ladder.
1.
Material: High tensile aluminum, mill finish.
2.
Opening Size: 48 inches by 31 inches (1219mm x 787mm).
3.
Ladder Height Range: 84 to 120 inches (2134 - 3048mm).
4.
Ladder Width: 23 1/2 inches (597mm).
5.
Unit Weight: 88 lbs (40kg).
6.
Load Limit: 330 lbs (150kg).
7.
Performance Standard: Units designed and manufactured to meet or exceed OSHA 1910.27.
C.
Model: RL63 Vista Maxi Fold Down Ladder.
1.
Material: High tensile aluminum, mill finish.
2.
Opening Size: 64 inches by 31 inches (1626mm x 787mm).
3.
Ladder Height Range: 84 to 168 inches (2134 - 4267mm).
4.
Unit Weight: 88 lbs (40kg).
5.
Load Limit: 330 lbs (150kg).
6.
Performance Standard: Units designed and manufactured to meet or exceed OSHA 1910.27.
PART 3 EXECUTION
 
3.1
EXAMINATION
A.
Do not begin installation until substrates have been properly prepared.
B.
If substrate preparation is the responsibility of another installer, notify Architect of unsatisfactory preparation before proceeding.
3.2
PREPARATION
A.
Clean surfaces thoroughly prior to installation.
B.
Prepare surfaces using the methods recommended by the manufacturer for achieving the best result for the substrate under the project conditions.
3.3
INSTALLATION
A.
Install in accordance with manufacturer's instructions, approved submittals, and in proper relationship with adjacent construction.
3.4
PROTECTION
A.
Protect installed products until completion of project.
B.
Touch-up, repair or replace damaged products before Substantial Completion.
END OF SECTION