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High Traction Ladder for Large Bakery Equipment at LC Bakery

The Situation

LC Bakery Equipment Services was founded in 1984 by Luigi Casasanta Sr. in Brantford, Ontario, Canada. In the early years of the company, Luigi Sr. was only providing 7 days a week 24 hours a day maintenance service on all types of bakery equipment. It wasn’t long before he began the creation of his own line of bakery equipment and accessories, which eventually led to a family operation, as he has three sons who became heavily involved in the business.

The company continues to offer maintenance services as well a high quality line of commercial ovens, final proofers, flour silo systems, and their Space-Saver-Racks™.

A proofing system constructed for one of their clients needed a slip-resistant solution to the machines ladder leading to the top of the appliance to access controls and parts for maintenance.

The Solution

LC Bakery contacted SlipNOT® for non-slip ladder rungs to be installed on the ladder affixed to the proofing system. After reviewing project specifications, SlipNOT® provided the anti-slip ladder rungs to be welded on the new construction. The company placed an order for (16) 1” square x 24” long 304 stainless steel ladder rungs.

The Impact

As of August of 2016, the Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) established strict requirements for walking/working surfaces and fall protection systems.
Below are two OSHA requirements for fixed and portable ladders.

• 1926.1053(a)(6)(i) – The rungs and steps of fixed metal ladders manufactured after March 15, 1991, shall be corrugated, knurled, dimpled, coated with skid-resistant material, or otherwise treated to minimize slipping.
• 1910.26(a)(6)(ii) – Rungs and steps of portable metal ladders shall be corrugated, knurled, dimpled, coated with skid-resistant material, or otherwise treated to minimize the possibility of slipping.

SlipNOT® ladder rungs and covers far exceed OSHA standards, making it a long lasting and durable solution.