Extension Ladder Securing Device

An extension ladder securing device is an attachment that can help improve ladder stability by clipping to a variety of surfaces on a stable structure.


An extension ladder securing device, such as the Ladder Lock™, is an engineering control that can provide ladder stability. It is an attachment used to help secure extension ladders to a variety of surfaces.

An extension ladder securing device, such as the Ladder Lock, attaches an extension ladder to part of a roof structure to prevent it from sliding. Some structure examples include gutters, plywood, drip edges, overhangs, and wall cap flashing and tubing to help meet OSHA standards for hands-free climbing and securing of a ladder.

(Photo courtesy of Super Anchor Safety)

(Photo courtesy of Super Anchor Safety)

(Photo courtesy of Super Anchor Safety)

Risks Addressed:

Climbing extension ladders that are unstable can increase the chance of a fall leading to an injury or even death. Fractures are the most common injuries associated with falling from a ladder, followed by strains, sprains, and abrasions. An extension ladder securing device can reduce unwanted ladder movement when working on a higher level platform by improving stability.

How Risks are Reduced:

Corner ladder stabilizers can reduce the likelihood of falls because they provide two points of vertical surface contact on each side of a cornered building.

There have not been independent published studies measuring the effect of using corner ladder stabilizers on reducing ladder falls.  Nonetheless, safety and health experts anecdotally believe that ladders with a point of contact on the vertical surface on each side of the cornered structure can provide workers with more stability.

Additional Considerations:

  • Construction tools and equipment can cause severe injuries. Users should follow the manufacturer's safety recommendations and comply with any applicable local, state or federal regulations.
  • Please visit our other solution, Proper Ladder Selection, for more safety information regarding general ladder safety.
  • Ladders should be inspected regularly by a competent person.
  • Superintendants, foremen and trades workers must be trained on the proper methods of ladder inspection, erection and use.

Hazards Addressed:

  • Residential Construction


Super Anchor Safety
To obtain information, visit Ladder Lock or contact 1-800-231-5647 sales@superanchor.com

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