With an economic impact of $9.5 billion in 2017, the filming industry continues to grow significantly for the “Hollywood of the East”. And with this growth comes the construction of movie studios; Tyler Perry Studios in Southwest Atlanta, EUE/Screen Gems sound stages at Lakewood Heights, and the latest edition of Pinewood Atlanta Studios in Fayette County, as well as the hundreds of shoot locations that are used around the state. The evidence is clear that the filming industry is here to stay. As with any commercial building, construction or project site requiring access to rooftops or higher views from above, there are significant safety standards to be met for reaching that “sweet spot” for the perfect high-angle shot. An Industrial Ladders Supplier can help your film crew reach those heights safely while providing the highest quality ladders for your studio’s commercial property needs.
Industrial ladders perform one function, they safely allow access to your roof or upper filming location. Even though they serve one purpose, there are critical factors and site-specific needs that should to be taken into consideration prior to ordering a ladder. An Industrial Ladders Supplier like Design Components Inc. can help you order a ladder that serves its purpose, is cost effective, and meets the filming industry and OSHA’s safety requirements.
While knowing you need a ladder is one thing, ordering the right ladder to meet your studio or location shoot’s needs is entirely different. Frequently customers contact us on a regular basis wanting information and quotes for ladders. However, unless they have specifications from a set of drawings- they often do not know what type of ladder is required. So we have a list of questions to help your project or construction manager assess the type of ladder that will best meet your unique film company needs.
Basic questions to consider:
- What is your total climb height? Any ladder exceeding 24 feet will require a safety cage (per OSHA requirements).
- What will the ladder be fastened to?
- Can the ladder be in multiple sections (modular) or is one-piece construction required?
- What finish would you like? Painted (grey or safety yellow available standard), hot dip galvanized, or stainless steel.
- Will you need a safety gate at the top of the ladder?
Industrial Ladders Supplier Advice On Planning for Ladder Lead Times
The average production lead-time for a painted (powder coated) ladder is 2-3 weeks, galvanized finish ladders take slightly longer. Since film crews are often on very tight budget and shoot schedules it is important to consider any needs for ladders to access high-angle shoot areas at the beginning of the storyboarding process. A reputable Industrial Ladders Supplier (Design Components) will always discuss the lead times for your specific ladder prior to ordering to assure your schedules are met promptly.
Choosing Design Components As Your Industrial Ladders Supplier
At Design Components, Inc. We take pride in being a leader in the metal building accessories industry. As the most sought-after industrial ladders supplier, we assure that our products meet all OSHA, commercial construction and steel building industry standards. Our engineers, designers, and construction specialists hold over 40 years in creating ladder solutions for complex construction needs. A significant part of what makes us a leader is the close attention we pay to our products’ material and quality details.
What Makes A Design Components Ladder The Leader
Our Ladder Specs
- OSHA Compliant
- Welded steel construction (Side members ¼” x 2” x 2” steel angle with ¾” corrugated steel round rungs spaced 12” on center)
- Powder coated or hot dipped galvanized finish (powder coated grey or yellow-standard)
- Single or multiple runs w/stand-off platforms (single runs standard. Stand-off platforms optional)
- 7″ or 12″ welded or bolt on wall brackets (select which option works best for your application)
- Floor mount brackets (available upon request)
- Lockable security gates (optional)
Providing superior quality and locally based in Georgia, Design Components can offer ladders that meet all commercial property needs including those in the filming industry. Our knowledgeable sales staff is experienced at meeting industrial ladder requirements with ladders that are specific to your individual project needs. We can walk you through the ladder design, pricing, and ordering process, offering superior solutions that meet both your filming budget and deadlines.
To begin your ladder ordering process, Contact Us or Call Us at (800) 868-9910.