Safety equipment for ladders

A building with a height of more than 9 meters must feature fastening structures for lifelines (Decree of the Ministry of the Environment on Safety of use of building, 1007/2017). In Pisko wall ladders, fall protection can be implemented with the Pisko SafeLine wire system or Pisko vertical rail. Pisko ladders can also be equipped with a Pisko back guard. A safety railing is recommended for use with Pisko roof ladders.

Safety equipment for ladders

  • Pisko SafeLine wire system (read more about wire system)
  • Pisko vertical safety rail
  • Pisko back guard
  • Intermediate landing of the back guard
  • Safety railing for roof ladder



The Pisko vertical safety rail is the lightest steel vertical safety rail on the market, and it meets the requirements of the newest standard EN 353–1:2014.



The light weight of the rail makes installing considerably easier and faster. The simple product assembly makes the work of fitters easier. Once the Pisko vertical safety rail system has been installed, using personal fall protection equipment is very easy. The Pisko vertical safety rail system is installed on Pisko ladders with a rung thickness of 25 mm. The product can also be used with other manufacturers’ ladders and even for rungs with smaller diameters, but in this case it is necessary to ensure the overall durability of the ladder system and appropriate authorizations of the other products. The most certain and recommended option is therefore to use an all-Pisko ladder and vertical safety rail system.


Components of the Pisko vertical safety rail system

Vertical safety rail 2400 mm
End bow
Rung fastener
Vertical safety rail joint
Fixed carriage stopper (upper end)
Fixed carriage stopper (lower end)
Releasable carriage stopper
Climbing carriage

Vertical safety rail certificate

Pisko wall ladder with vertical safety rail




The back guard and vertical safety rail are a good combination in windy locations, for example. The back guard provides a sense of safety while the vertical safety rail protects against falling, but the back guard cannot be used as the required lifeline anchoring point.

If the total height of a ladder equipped with a back guard is more than 10 m, it must also be fitted with an intermediate landing. The climbing distance between landings must not exceed 6 m. For example, an 18-m-high ladder equipped with a back guard must have landings at the heights of 6 m and 12 m (RT 85-11132).





The Pisko safety railing is used for providing a safe maintenance route together with a roof ladder. The Pisko safety railing must not be used as an anchoring point for a lifeline.

The total height of the railing must be one meter if the falling height is no more than six meters. Higher than this, the total height of the railing must be 1.2 meters.

Back guard makes is safer to climb wall ladders

Safety equipment


Safety equipment for the ladders


Safety equipment for the roof walkway

Ankkuripiste huopakaton liimattavalla alusraudalla

Pisko anchoring points

Safety rope can be attached to Pisko roof bridge with horizontal safety rail.

Implementing safety rope anchoring points

Rainwater systems and roof safety products

Rainwater systems

Pisko rainwater systems conduct rainwater off the roof and building structures in a controlled way. The most extensive range in the market includes options for all tastes in all roofing and facade colors. The GreenCoat RWS Pural-coated rainwater system components come with a technical warranty for 50 years.

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Ladder products

Pisko SafeGrip, for a better grip. Pisko ladders provide safe access to roofs, the ridge of roofs, chimneys, roof hatches and other locations that require maintenance. The Pisko ladder range also offers solutions for a safe descent from balconies and upper floor rooms. The ladders are available in all roofing and facade colors. The Pisko SafeGrip ladder system comes with a technical warranty for 50 years.

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Snow guards

Pisko snow guards are used to prevent dangerous situations that can be caused by snow and ice falling from the roof. Snow guards can also protect structures installed on the roof. Our range includes snow guards for all roofing materials. Painted Pisko snow guards come with a technical warranty for 50 years.

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Roof walkways

A Pisko roof walkway ensures safe access to roof-mounted objects requiring maintenance in all conditions. The roof walkways are available in all roofing colors. The CE-marked roof walkway system has a technical warranty for 50 years.

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Safety equipment

Pisko safety equipment ensures safe access to the roof and moving to the maintenance sites on the roof. The safety equipment is available in all roofing and facade colors. Pisko safety equipment has a technical warranty for 50 years.

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Gutter coils and roofing sheet coils

Piristeel’s products include a wide range steel manufactured in Finland for various purposes. The raw materials are locally sourced and therefore an ecologically sustainable choice. We can deliver CE-marked 610 mm and 1250 mm roofing sheet coils and gutter coils on short notice from our warehouse.

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Pisko Solar

Roof fastenings for solar panels are an important part of the Solar assemblies compliant with green energy values. We offer an effective range of tested and safe solar panel roof brackets that withstand northern conditions. Pisko Solar solar panel brackets are always treated using Qualicoat 1-compliant powder coatings, and the products come with a technical warranty for 50 years.

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Pisko balcony fire hatch

The Pisko fire hatch is intended as an emergency exit route from the balconies of apartment buildings. The easy-to-use product ensures safe and fast evacuation from every floor of a high-rise building. All parts of the Pisko fire hatch have been treated using Qualicoat 1-compliant powder coats. The product has a technical warranty for 40 years.

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Pisko SafeLine wire system

NEW PRODUCT! Pisko SafeLine wire system takes safety to the next level!

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Pisko MultiFast

NEW PRODUCT! Pisko MultiFast is a fastening solution especially for low slope roofs.

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