When you have limited room for regular stairs and a straight ladder is often “homemade” and mounted on a wall, you might not feel safe, a ships ladder could be the solution. Ships ladders are usually at about a 70-degree angle and are like steep stairs. They have hand rails on the sides like stairs. The steps are usually about 4” wide so when going up and down a ships ladder, you should always be facing the ladder. Usually, this ladder is used when the area you are accessing is only accessed infrequently. This ladder has hand rails going 42” above the level you are accessing. Many times, when using a regular ladder, the rungs stop at the opening and have to “crawl” on and off the ladder at the top. This steep incline stair is not suited for standard public access, office, commercial, or residential use application.