Expert Knowledge

Welcome to the blog page for UPNOVR, Inc.! Here at UPNOVR, we consider ourselves the experts in these subjects, so check back here often so that we can pass our knowledge on to you.

Check back each month for the latest in industry news – everything you need to know about ladders, handrails, gangway, brows, docks, truss bridges, ramps, nosings, and ladder treads.

Please view our brief video, showing the fine work our team did preparing a 70 foot gangway for delivery to the United States Navy.

Contact us today to assist with any of your needs in the above areas – from simple ladders to a 70 foot gangway fit for naval use, UPNOVR is the place to call! 603-625-8639

Lay Emphasis to the Use of Anti Slip Stair Nosing

If you run a business, own a building, or manage any public place, you are bound to make certain that the constructed stairs are completely safe to use. More or less, we all have encountered or seen accidents that happened due to falls from stairs or slippery stairs. You must not want to encounter such situations where the buyers, visitors, or...

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Know the Standards: OSHA Fall Protection Compliance

Most informed industry professionals are aware that OSHA has emphasized the importance of awareness and compliance to fall protection safety standards that are designed to reduce injury risk and fatalities from falls from heights. What may be less clear to business owners in both construction and general industry is OSHA’s dedication to...

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DNV GL Launches Class Standard for Offshore Gangways

DNV GL today published the first industry standard providing guidance on offshore personnel transfer by gangway. DNVGL-ST-0358 will contribute to documenting and securing safe operational performance of offshore gangway solutions and contribute to predictability and transparency within the industry. What are Offshore Gangways used for? Offshore...

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What Is an Accommodation Ladder?

Accommodation ladders are simple pieces of equipment used with many different types of boats and ships. Designed as a portable device rather than a permanent fixture, this type of nautical ladder can be hung over the side of a boat or ship with relative ease, making it possible for passengers to climb into or out of the vessel with relative ease....

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When Does a Ladder Require a Cage?

 Ladders are something we take for granted; everybody has been on one at some point in their life and is comfortable with how to climb them. Even the ones mounted to the sides of our workplaces are familiar enough that we don’t give a second thought about what might or might not be proper usage. I mean, let’s face it: ladders are pretty simple,...

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Gangways and Accommodation Ladders

For many people, the gangway or accommodation ladder is the first point of contact with a ship. Initial impressions are important, and a properly rigged ladder may be the first indication to a visitor that they are boarding a well run vessel. However, someone obliged to climb a ladder that is unsteady, slippery, or unsafe may have formed an...

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Construction Job Site Safety: Stairway & Ladder Safety Tips

Using ladders and stairways is essential to construction work, especially when working on buildings or bridges with heights that need to be reached. Unfortunately, it is estimated that there are 24,882 annual injuries due to falls from ladders and stairways. Over half of these injuries required construction workers to take time off. With the...

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