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Anti-Slip Ladder Rung Covers

Our Hi-Traction® ladder rung covers deliver firm-footed traction from top to bottom, significantly enhancing safety in one of the most dangerous spaces: the slick, small foot surface area on ladder rungs.

Safeguard’s two styles of anti-slip ladder rung covers fit easily over the rung, delivering complete, long-lasting performance in the world’s toughest indoor and outdoor environments. Our ladder rung covers:

  • Come in channel-shaped and half-round styles
  • Are made of FRP (fiberglass) and galvanized or stainless steel base
  • Have adhesive, mechanical, or welded installation options
  • Can be retrofitted in the field or specified as an OEM enhancement

Key Product Features

Key Product Features

Resistant to many chemicals, corrosion, and the harsh abuse of boot traffic up and down the ladder.
hi-traction ladder rung covers
Ladder Rung Covers featuring direct gritting

Long-Lasting Grip

Our permanent, rugged ladder rung covers are resistant to many chemicals, corrosion, and the harsh abuse of boot traffic up and down the ladder. See gritting options.

Product Specifications

Base Materials

Product Specifications

Choose from one of the following base materials of construction, or provide your own material for direct gritting:

  • Pultruded fiberglass (FRP) is lightweight, impact-resistant, and cost-effective
  • Galvanized steel 18 gauge (1.2 mm) G90 corrosion resistant
  • Stainless steel 18 gauge (1.2 mm) #316 sanitary
  • Direct grit – send us your OEM parts or your engineered drawings for fabrication, then gritting

Choose from the following base material shapes:

  • Channel
  • Half-round
  • Angle
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Cover Shape & Base Material

Ladder rung Cover Grit
Ladder rung Cover Grit
Ladder rung Cover Grit
Ladder rung Cover Grit
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Available Sizes

Our range of lengths and diameters ensure you’ll get the perfect fit. It’s important to note that the length of the cover is generally up to 2″ shorter than the length of the ladder rung. If complete rung coverage is desired, make sure that no obstruction (e.g., a weld bead) will interfere with the seating of the rung cover.

Base MaterialLengths (A)Diameters (B)
Pultruded FRP Round and ChannelUp to 48 in.
Up to 1,200 mm
3/4 up to 2 in.
19 up to 50 mm
Metal ChannelUp to 48 in.
Up to 1,200 mm
3/4 up to 2 in.
19 up to 50 mm
Metal RoundUp to 48 in.
Up to 1,200 mm
3/4 in., 7/8 in., and 1 in.
20 mm and 25 mm
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Grit Options

Our ladder rung covers are available in five different grades of grit. Fine grade (commercial) is the standard choice for most ladder applications. Options include:

  • Extra-coarse (offshore)
  • Coarse (industrial)
  • Fine (commercial)
  • Extra-fine (residential)
  • Super-fine (barefoot)
Super Coarse Grit Sample
Extra-coarse (offshore/heavy-duty) grade
Extra Coarse Grit Sample
Coarse (industrial) grade
Fine Commercial Grade Grit Sample
Fine (commercial) grade
Anti-Slip Grit Extra Fine (Residential) Grade
Extra-fine (residential) grade
Anti-Slip Grit Super Fine (Barefoot)
Super-fine (barefoot) grade
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Color Options

The colors on this web page serve only as a visual guide for initial selection of color. Actual finished product color may vary slightly from the version shown on your monitor based on grit size (coarseness) as well as the base material of construction. To see the actual color, please request a product sample.

Standard safety colors:

Color and markings can be used to attract attention, designate caution, and communicate safety information in a variety of industrial and safety applications.

Anti-Slip Covers Standard and Safety Colors

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These colors can be combined in two tone configurations to create extra visual safety effects.

Premium colors:

Provide architects, facilities managers, and homeowners with additional contemporary color choices for safety applications. These designer colors fit the aesthetic requirements for anti-slip protection at schools, commercial offices, institutional buildings, hotels, and personal residences.

Anti-Slip Covers Premium Colors

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These colors can be combined in two tone configurations to create extra visual safety effects.

HiGlo-Traction®:

In darkness or a power outage, these photoluminescent colors highlight the way.

Anti-Slip Covers Glow Colors

View HiGlo-Traction®

Two Standard / Safety or Glow Colors or any two Premium Colors can be combined in two tone configurations to create extra visual safety effects.

Two-tone configurations:

A contrasting color on the perimeter of a cover designates a safe walking zone. The contrast provides good definition and clear visibility for added awareness.

Image of two-tone ladder rung cover
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How to Place an Order

Our ladder rung covers are custom manufactured in the USA to meet your application requirements.

Contact us to request a quote, consultation, or sample. To place an order, please call 1-800-989-1695 or check availability in our online store.

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How to Install

Most ladder rung covers are installed using Sikaflex adhesive. However, mechanical fasteners can be used (on large-diameter, channel-shaped hollow rungs). In the case of stainless or galvanized covers, tack-welding is an option.

Installation Using Adhesive

Adhesive is the only option when installing Safeguard FRP ladder rung covers. Tack-welding is the most popular method to install steel ladder rung covers, however, if hot work (e.g., welding or similar fire- or spark-producing operations) is not permitted, adhesive is also an option.

  1. Closely follow the surface preparation instructions for adhesive provided by Safeguard. Particular attention is necessary for carbon steel.
  2. Using fine-grade sandpaper, lightly abrade the underside of the cover. This will help in promoting the bond with the adhesive.
  3. Insert the cartridge of Sikaflex 252 into a caulking gun and puncture the seal to initiate flow. Follow instructions on cartridge specifying temperature and cure time.
  4. Start 1″ in from one end on the underside of the cover and apply a ¼” bead of adhesive the length of the cover, stopping 1″ from the opposite end.
  5. Hold the cover over the rung in the desired position.
  6. Firmly push the cover with adhesive onto the rung, taking care not to slide the cover.
Applying Ladder Rung Covers to Carbon Steel:
  1. Thoroughly clean steel rungs to remove any dirt, oil, grease, etc.
  2. Abrade to remove any rust.
  3. Apply a metal primer, followed by high-quality industrial coating that does not contain silicone or Teflon.
  4. When the topcoat is dry or cured, scuff lightly with sandpaper to remove gloss.
  5. Adhesive such as Sikaflex 252 can now be applied.
  1. Stainless and galvanized steel
  2. FRP half-round
  3. FRP channel

Installation Using Tack Welding or Screws

  1. Stainless and galvanized steel
  2. Mechanical fasteners
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