Soft ladders help to solve tactical situations where using rigid ladders is not possible and make using of rigid hook ladders easier.

A soft wire or webbing ladder attached to a tactical hook or a marine boarding ladder lifted by a light pole is a good solution how to get to higher floors, rooftops or ships.  

In addition to this, even rigid ladders used with hooks require a shorter soft-ladder extension which extends the effective length of the ladder, keeps the lower step closer to the ground and – in maritime VBSS operations – increases operational safety by preventing unhooking of a ladder by waves or RHIB impact. They also protect the RHIB against eventual damage caused by a rigid ladder.