FIXFAST USA is now Kattsafe

We’ve been delivering high-quality products and innovation for over 40 years and we’ve partnered closely with Sayfa in Australia for over 10 years. It was a natural evolution for us to join forces as a single global brand for height access and fall protection systems.

Bringing everything we do under one new name makes it even simpler to work with us and use our products. And behind it all, we’re still the same team, quality products, and customer service that you’ve come to expect.

Aluminum vs Steel

At Kattsafe USA, we carry high-grade aluminum fall safety equipment and rooftop access materials. Many people associate steel with strength, but our aluminum products are more durable, lightweight and effective. In this section, we explain why we choose aluminum over steel to supply companies with equipment they can trust.

Corrosion resistance

Aluminum resists rust while reducing the cost and lifetime maintenance. Ensures OSHA compliance is maintained. Steel fixed ladders, guardrails and platforms require galvanization or need to be made from stainless steel.

Light weight

Steel products are harder to transport, maneuver and cost more to ship, install and maintain. Aluminum systems are modular, lightweight and easy to maneuver and install with little to no additional equipment needed

Lead time

Steel must be fabricated to order. Lead times are typically 4-5 weeks. Our aluminum components are pre-fabricated and engineered to be modular so they’re read to ship.

On-site customization

Steel is difficult to cut on-site. Often, it requires a hot permit and welding. High tensile aluminum can be easily cut on-site to exact measurements. 

Fixed ladder rungs

Steel fixed ladders generally have narrow rungs that are uncomfortable and less safe for the end user. Our aluminum fixed ladders feature ergonomically designed profiled rungs for increased safety and comfort for the end user. 

Aluminum Vs Steel

When it comes to roof access solutions, understanding the difference between aluminum and steel equipment is essential.


  • Rust-resistant

  • Modular and lightweight

  • Pre-fabricated and ready to ship

  • Easy to cut on-site to exact measurements


  • Galvanized steel or stainless steel

  • Difficult to transport, manoeuvre and install

  • Lead time of 4-5 weeks

  • Hot permit and welding to cut on-site