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26 May 2020

Ladder or scaffold tower

Ladders are brilliant - quick to set up, easy to climb, and very safe if used properly (see How to Climb a Ladder Safely).

But a ladder isn't the right tool for every job. In some cases, you'll be able to work safer and more efficiently if you use scaffolding to reach the required height instead of an extension ladder.

If you've got some high-up work to carry out and you're unsure whether a ladder or a scaffold tower would be better suited to your needs, read on...


20 May 2020

Ladder transported on car roof

Transporting a ladder can be tricky, especially if it's a long extension ladder. Ladders generally won't fit in a car boot, so unless you have a van or a pickup truck, your best option is probably to place the ladder on the roof of your car (as pictured above).

Whatever method you use, it's very important to ensure that the ladder is properly secured before you set off. Imagine how much damage your ladder might cause if it fell off your vehicle and into the path of other road users - it doesn't bear thinking about!


15 May 2020

Garden ladder

There are plenty of jobs to be done outside that might require the help of a ladder. But if you're using a ladder in your garden, you want to be sure that it's suitable for outdoor use.

Here at Ladders UK Direct, we sell a variety of ladders that are ideal for gardening and other outdoor tasks. Let's take a quick look at a few examples...


14 May 2020

The foot of a ladder

Typically ladders are made from one of three materials: aluminium, fibreglass and wood.


12 May 2020

How to climb a ladder

  1. Grip the ladder firmly
  2. Take one step at a time
  3. Face straight ahead as you climb
  4. Maintain at least three points of contact with the ladder at all times
  5. Never slide down a ladder
  6. Don't carry any unnecessary items with you (light tools and materials only)
  7. Go at a steady pace - don't rush!