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29 Jun 2020

Climbing a ladder

Unless you have a fear of heights, there's no reason to be afraid of using a ladder. A ladder isn't dangerous as long as it's in good condition and you use it safely.

Here's what you can do to minimise risk when using a ladder...

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26 Jun 2020

Platform step ladder with 7 treads

Self-supporting step ladders are generally safe and easy to use, but there are certain precautions you should take to minimise your risk of falling and injuring yourself.

For example, it may not be safe to stand on your step ladder's topmost treads. The exact rules depend on what sort of ladder you're using - read on for details.

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22 Jun 2020

Here's something you may notice when shopping for extension ladders on our website: different ladders have different-shaped rungs. Some rungs are round, some are square, and some are shaped like a letter 'D', with a flat top and a curved underside.

But does any of this matter? Can certain rung types only be used in specific situations? What difference does it make whether a ladder has round or square rungs?

Those are the questions we're going to answer today. Let's take a closer look at those three different rung shapes...

 

Ladder with square rungs

Square rungs

Square rungs have four corners and four flat sides. This is a fairly common rung type; however, many users find square rungs uncomfortable, especially when they're positioned so that one must stand on one of the corner edges while working.

PRODUCT PICTURED: Hailo Double Section Combination Ladder

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19 Jun 2020

Ladder angle - 1 in 4 rule

The '1 in 4' rule (also known as the '4 to 1' rule) is a simple piece of guidance that you should always follow when you use a leaning ladder.

If you've ever wondered what angle to aim for when setting a ladder against a vertical wall, here's the rule:

For every 4 feet of height, position the base of the ladder 1 foot away from the wall.

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15 Jun 2020

Ladders under £100

If you need a ladder and you're on a tight budget, you've come to the right place! We've got loads of great-value ladders available here at Ladders UK Direct, and we offer FREE DELIVERY on all orders.

Here are some of the products you can get for less than £100...

NOTE: All prices include VAT and are correct at time of writing. These ladders come in a variety of different sizes - the stated price refers to the smallest available size.

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