how to use a ladder on uneven ground

Working with ladders on uneven ground can be really challenging. Here at Ladders UK Direct, we'd always recommend using your ladder on flat ground where possible, but we understand that sometimes this simply isn't an option. If you find yourself having to use a ladder on uneven ground, you should do whatever you can to make the ground even before you start.

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Step ladder tool tray

It can be difficult to stay safe on a step ladder when your hands are full. If your work requires you to use several different tools in quick succession, you may not be able to hold them all at once, and it's laborious to climb down off the ladder every time you need to change tools.

This is why many of our step ladders come with built-in tool trays. A tray at the top of the ladder makes a great place to keep tools you're not currently using, and it means you can concentrate on staying safe and getting the job done as efficiently as possible.

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extension ladders

Estimates show that around 48,000 people attend A&E every year due to an avoidable accident on a ladder. People often cut corners and use their ladders improperly which is why so many accidents occur. Today we're going to talk you through the proper way to secure an extension ladder so that you can reduce your chances of a fall or injury.

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Get to know your extension ladder

Extension ladders come in lots of different lengths, brands and materials, so it's important you spend some time familiarising yourself with YOUR ladder. Take a close look at the safety shoes at the bottom of your extension ladder, these are the parts that will make contact with the ground and secure your extension ladder in place, so it's important that you can see how they work.

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best ladders for painting

Whether you're freshening up a white wall or adding a bold feature wall, adding a fresh lick of paint is a quick and easy way to transform your living space. Finding the perfect colour and buying the right equipment is only half the battle, the real challenge comes when it's time to apply your new paint.

Time and time again, we see people using kitchen stairs, coffee tables and upturned laundry baskets to try and reach the top corners and edges. Besides looking silly, these DIY methods of elevation are unstable and often dangerous. One small wobble and you could find yourself laying on your back, covered in paint and wondering what happened.

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can tradespeople work during lockdown?

Over the last few weeks, we have seen lots of areas across the UK go into local lockdowns and it's not looking like they'll be eased up any time soon. As with all things COVID-19 related, we've got questions. Can tradespeople work in other people's homes during lockdown? What precautions should you take? And what questions can you expect from homeowners before you arrive?

Today we're going to try and demystify some of these questions so that you know what you can do and how to approach the situation safely.

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How to Position a Step Ladder

When using a step ladder, it is very important not only to ensure that the ladder itself is undamaged and in full working order, but that you position it correctly. By doing so, you will be able to climb up the ladder and complete the task at hand safely, confident that your step ladder will not give way and cause a potentially serious accident.

In case you're not sure how to position a step ladder, we will run through each step below, as well as the correct processes to carry out before setting up your step ladder and whilst using your step ladder.

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using a ladder in the rain

Using a ladder in cold and wet weather conditions is nobody's idea of fun. However, some people like builders and scaffolders are required to work outside - whatever the weather. There are a few things you can do to help make using a ladder in the rain safer and more comfortable. So, if you're someone who often finds yourself using a ladder in the rain, just keep reading.

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how to fully extend a triple extension ladder

Unlike single or double section ladders, triple extension ladders pose an extra level of complexity. First of all, they're heavier than most other ladders and secondly, they're a lot more awkward to move around and handle.

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