In order to tackle the various heights within a scaffolding structure, stairs and ladders are used. There are various possibilities to reach the next levels. One is by means of stair stringers in connection with system decks, and the other is by using prefabricated system stairways or inboard ladders as part of inner hatch-type accesses with and without ladders. Additionally, movable storey ladders can be used, where necessary.
As per the latest safety regulations, the use of access stairs is preferred, designed as aluminium stairs or with a more complex stair tower. To protect against falling, guardrails are to be mounted, which are available in a wide range of designs.