Choosing the Right Step-ladder
By Richard Williams
Stepladders are one of the most practical and handy methods of working at height. Whether you are a tradesman or householder, need to repaint a ceiling, or just want to change a lightbulb, then you will require a step-ladder; however, with such a vast array of steps on the market choosing the right one can be a difficult task.
Ladders are designed for all sorts of people, from heavy duty ladders for builders, to light weight steps for householders. Here are some of the top selling ladders on the market and types of task they are suited to. Note all ladders are available in a range of sizes:
These all-round stepladders are built to a high industrial specification, has aa large extra strong work platform and a high knee rail to allow safe working. Tested and certified to BS 2037 Class 1, this ladders is designed for trade use but its lightweight nature makes it a worthy for the keen DIYer, especially if you need a good ladder for outdoor use.
A robust and sturdy ladder designed for trade, these builder’s steps are made of tough and durable aluminium and have wide slip-resistant treads and has a broad base to enhance safety and stability. Tested to BS 2037 Class 1, these ladders are ideal for all sorts of trade jobs.
Designed for home and light trade use, Atlas steps are lightweight and a cost effective ladder. With safety straps and a sturdy platform, this lightweight ladder is ideal for home use and is Tested and certified to EN 131
Designed to be used between racking and tight spaces, these strong and compact Warehouse Steps are made from high-grade aluminium and are easy manoeuvrable with locking castors on one side.
Tested to EN131, they are suitable for indoor and are available up to 12 tread, allowing safe working at 4.3 metres (14 ft).
Designed with a high safety rail, these step ladders are made for safety conscious, or those less confident on their feet. Built with a practical tray and knee rests, the ultra-high safety rail is 50 cm (19 inches) and has non-slip mats on the ladder’s steps.