Ladder Cable Fall Arrest for Roof Hatch Ladder

With CAI Safety’s Ladder Cable Fall Arrest for Roof Hatch Ladders, you have safety and security when climbing fixed ladders and transitioning to the upper level through the roof hatch. The design allows the cable system to be installed on the ladder, and being able to extend the telescoping post above the roof hatch while remaining attached to this post.

Kit Components: (1) Top & Bottom bracket for Telescoping Extension for Roof Hatch, (1) Galvanized Steel or Stainless Steel Cable (based on choice), Cable Guides (based on choice of length), (1) Cable Trolley/Sleeve

An SRL is used to tie-off to the telescoping extension of the system, to transition from the ladder onto the roof through the hatch

The user dons this Full-body Harness and attaches to the Cable Trolley/SRL when ascending and descending the ladder

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With CAI Safety’s Ladder Cable Fall Arrest for Roof Hatch Ladders you have safety and security when climbing fixed ladders and transitioning to the upper level through the roof hatch. The design allows the cable system to be installed on the ladder, and being able to extend the telescoping post above the roof hatch while remaining attached to this post. This system is ideal for climbing long indoor and outdoor ladders that reach up to a roof hatch to safely climb out through the hatch.

NOTE: This system is only designed to be used if you have an existing fixed ladder that leads up to a roof hatch. For other ladder cable systems, that are non-roof hatch compliant, please see our Ladder Fall Arrest Systems.


  • Designed to meet the requirements of the new ANSI Z359.16 standard, along with OSHA 1910.140 and 1926.502
  • Ladder Detachable Cable Trolley/Sleeve included with system.
  • Galvanized Steel and Stainless Steel system options.
  • Telescoping Single Point anchor extends 30”.
  • Ladder Detachable Cable Sleeve included with the system.
  • Re-engineered to simplify and speed up the installation process.
  • Light – weighs less than our previous systems.
  • 100% tie-off capability: Integrated fall arrest-rated anchor point on top bracket rated to 3,600 lbs.
  • Flexible: Mounting brackets can be used on a variety of fixed ladder styles that may consist of different rung spacing and shapes
  • Ideal for applications requiring egress off of ladder onto a platform
  • Ordering is easy – top and bottom brackets sold together as a system in a single SKU.
  • We offer other Ladder Fall Arrest Systems with rigid tracks and cables to suit your application.

**CAUTION WARNING** This fall protection system is designed to ensure your safety when used correctly. To prevent serious injury or death, it is imperative that you strictly adhere to the manufacturer's instructions. Only operate this system if you have received proper training. In accordance with OSHA regulations, it is mandatory to involve a Qualified Person for the design and installation supervision of all fall arrest and restraint systems, including the product highlighted on this page. To access detailed instructions, please download the system manuals from the 'Downloads' tab on each product page. For any inquiries or clarifications, feel free to contact us. Your safety is our top priority!

Includes: Top & Bottom bracket, Galvanized 3/8″ (9.5mm) Cable, Cable Guides, Telescoping Extension/Pole, Cable Trolley/Sleeve
Finishes: Galvanized Steel and Stainless Steel
Optional Accessories:

  • Self-retracting Lifeline 6 ft. (to tie-off from the top of ladder to the harness while ascending and descending through hatch)
  • Delta Cross-Over Style Climbing Harness, Chest & Back D-rings, Universal Size

Compliance: Meets OSHA 1910.140 and 1926.502, ANSI Z359.16, and CSA Z259.2.5 standard requirements.
Rated for: 4 Users

Ladder Cable Fall Arrest for Roof Hatch Ladder Vertical Cable Lifeline – The cable will be a stranded galvanized steel or stainless steel cable that can be fitted on straight and curved ladders. User remains secured to the cable system for the entire length of the ladder.
Telescoping Extension/Pole – The telescoping pole extends three feet above the highest ladder rung. This allows the user to safely access or exit the hatch by attaching to the fall arrest anchor (self-retracting lifeline) on top of the telescoping post. The telescoping single point anchor extends 30”.
Cable Trolley (Included with system) – The trolley is designed to follow the user along the lifeline while ascending or descending and instantly lock in the event of a fall. Integrated with stainless steel shock-absorbing element that includes an impact indicator so that user can confirm system is safe prior to use.
Nano-Lok 6 ft. (1.8m) Self-Retracting Lifeline/Device (Class A & B) (CSS-3100526) – [OPTIONAL]
Nano-Lok™ self-retracting lifelines are ergonomically designed for ease of use and is ideal for direct connection to most harnesses. The extremely compact and lightweight design is virtually unnoticeable on your back, staying out of the worker’s way and making it ideal as a lanyard replacement. Buy Individually →Usage: When a user ascends the ladder, the user is tied-off to the cable system via the trolley system. Once the user reaches the top of the ladder, and is ready to exit the roof hatch, the user ties off to the already connected SRL device at the top anchor point of the extension pole. Once connected to this device, the user can now disconnect from the cable system trolley, to climb out off the roof hatch.
Full Body Harness w/ Front D-Ring (Universal Size) (CSS-1102010) – [OPTIONAL] Designed to meet the durability, all-day comfort and safety requirements while working at heights on a construction site, use heavy-duty webbing that is almost twice as strong as the standards require. The Ladder Fall Arrest System requires the user to tie-off to the front d-ring of the harness. The harness distributes the load of the fall on the users body. Buy Individually →

Please follow the following guidelines to ensure you use this system as per the manufacturer’s instructions:

  • Ladder Structure: Ladder structure must be certified by a qualified person to support 2700 lbs.
  • Capacity: One person with a combined weight (clothing, tools, etc.) of no more than 310 lbs. (140 kg) 1 per person.
  • Self-retracting Lifeline (SRL) Maximum Arresting Force: 1,350 lbs. (6 kN)
  • Telescoping Pole Anchor: The telescoping pole will extend single point anchor to 30” (0.76m). The pole serves as a single point anchor for a single user attachment. Minimum breaking strength is 3,600 lbs. (16kN). Conforms to OSHA 1926.502 and 1910.140.
  • Trolley/Sleeve: Used as a Sleeve in vertical systems. Allows the user to move freely up and down the system while maintaining attachment. Use only with supplied carabiner or snap hook.
  • Full-body Harness: Requires a front D-Ring.
  • Standards/Approvals: OSHA 1926.1053, 1910.29, ANSI Z359.16, CSA Z259.2.5

Ladder Cable Fall Arrest for Roof Hatch Ladder system will fit the following rung types and spacing:

Spacing 9″-12.25″ (200mm-310mm)
Cylindrical rung 0.5″-1.6″ (13mm-40mm) diameter
Square rung 0.5″-1.6″ (13mm-40mm)
Diamond rung 0.5″-1.6″ (13mm-40mm) height
Angle Iron 0.5″-1.6″ (13mm-40mm) leg height
Rectangular rung 0.5″-1.6″ (13mm-40mm) height, 0.5″-1.9″ (13mm-48mm) width

1 Cable Guide must be installed every 30ft. of cable as per the manufacturer’s requirements. Cable guides have already been included with the system based on the length of your ladder.

(what you choose)
(what you get)
12 ft. or less 15 ft. (4.5 m) Ladder Cable Fall Arrest - Roof Hatch Ladder
13 ft. to 17 ft. 20 ft. (6 m)
18 ft. to 27 ft. 30 ft. (9.1 m)
28 ft. to 37 ft. 40 ft.(12.2 m)
38 ft. to 47 ft. 50 ft.(15.2 m)
48 ft. to 57 ft. 60 ft. (18.3 m)
58 ft. to 67 ft. 70 ft. (21.3 m)
68 ft. to 77 ft. 80 ft. (24.4 m)
78 ft. to 87 ft. 90 ft. (27.4 m)
88 ft. to 97 ft. 100 ft. (30.5 m)
98 ft. to 107 ft. 110 ft. (33.5 m)
108 ft. to 117 ft. 120 ft. (36.6 m)
118 ft. to 127 ft. 130 ft. (39.6 m)
128 ft. to 137 ft. 140 ft. (42.7 m)
138 ft. to 147 ft. 150 ft. (45.7 m)

If your response was “Non-Compliant” to any of the items below, your existing ladder may not be compliant or suitable to support a fall arrest system. In which case you may require to purchase an OSHA Compliant ladder with a Fall Arrest System at this link: Fixed Vertical Ladder & Ladder Cable Fall Arrest System


Vertical Ladder OSHA Checklist

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