Copenhagen, Denmark, 22 May 2017

A new company has emerged. It is aimed at saving lives by improving safety at ports and public quay walls. The company is Port-Safety. “We have created an innovative product improving safety at ports and cities globally. The product is called LifeLadder®, and we are pleased to announce our patent for LifeLadder® now has been filed,” says Kim U. Haaning, Managing Director of Port-Safety. ”LifeLadder® has the potential to save lives, as it makes access to safety visible to the person in distress both day and night”.

Traditional safety ladders of galvanized steel have not changed for decades. The material is not visible, and it is corrosive. This presents challenges for safety and for costs.



LifeLadder is a new and innovative safety ladder for the quay wall. It addresses two problems: Visibility and maintenance. LifeLadder® is made of maintenance-free, reinforced synthetic modules in a bright, yellow color that ensures visibility during the daytime. Solar-powered LED lights provide visibility at night, easy recognition of the access to rescue and thereby a clear direction to safety.

“We are excited to share this news with you and to see LifeLadder® contributing to the continued efforts for improved safety. We are meeting great interest and have established cooperation with initial ports, municipalities, and agents, and we look forward to expanding on this,” says Kim U. Haaning.

A ladder saving lives…

LifeLadder® is a new and innovative maritime safety device. It is designed for industrial as well as urban quays, locks, waterways and marinas. Visibility both day and night delivers improved maritime safety. The choice of maintenance-free materials addresses issues of costs and time spent on upkeep.
Quite often, traditional rescue ladders mounted on piers, bridges and quays are hard to spot as they do not distinguish themselves from the dark surfaces in the harbour. Especially at night, they are difficult to see. Despite frequent maintenance, traditional ladders manufactured in steel are subject to accelerated corrosion.
Data collected in Denmark document that 25% of drowning accidents occur in harbours. The need to improve safety is increasing as more industrial harbours are urbanised.
LifeLadder addresses the requirement for improved safety with a maintenance-free solution, which is visible both day and night. LifeLadder® is constructed in reinforced plastic, moulded in a bright yellow and UV-resistant colour. The modules are clamped together with a synthetic rope. A patent has been filed for this construction.