The LP-4 Safety Post provides a convenient and safe method of climbing off and onto fixed access ladders. The LP-4 Safety Post comes pre-assembled and attaches directly to the top two rungs (square or round) with two u-shaped bolts. When at the top of the ladder extend the safety post. The spring coil allows user to lift with just one hand. Step on or off the ladder in a safe standing position while holding onto the post. A latch maintains the post at variable heights and is easily released for retracting the pole.