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28 Jun 2024

Climbing down a ladder

When you're using a ladder, safety should be your top priority at all times - including when you're climbing down the ladder.

Falls from ladders are a common cause of injury both at home and in the workplace, so don't allow yourself to become complacent. You may have finished changing that light bulb (or whatever it was you needed the ladder for) but until both of your feet are firmly on the ground, there's still a chance that you could fall and hurt yourself.


20 Jun 2024

 conservatory ladder

Cleaning your conservatory can be a real pain, a task often put off by homeowners. But let’s face it, a dirty conservatory is a real eyesore!

Fortunately, with the right tools and approach, the job can be tackled with ease. In this guide, we explain step by step how to clean a conservatory and the essential tools needed to get your conservatory looking brand new again.


13 Jun 2024

Triple extension ladder

Unlike standard single section ladders and step ladders, an extension ladder can be adjusted to reach different heights. It’s a super handy tool that can be used to tackle various jobs in and around the home, from painting walls to cleaning gutters.

If you’re using an extension ladder for the first time, it’s important to understand how to safely extend it for use and collapse it for storage. Failing to complete these steps properly could cause serious harm to you and those around you.


12 Jun 2024

Working at height risks

Working at height is a hazardous business - obviously. You don't need us to tell you to be careful when you're standing at the the top of a 20ft ladder or on the roof of a multi-storey building. You know, instinctively, the danger such a situation poses.

What you might not realise is how broad the definition of 'working at height' actually is. You don't have to be all that far off the ground to be at risk - guidance from the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) states that 'work at height' means "work in any place where, if there were no precautions in place, a person could fall a distance liable to cause personal injury".

Even a short drop can result in serious injuries, so before you - or your employees - enter any situation where work at height is necessary, it's important to 1) think about what could go wrong, and 2) take steps to minimise risk.


10 Jun 2024

leaning ladder against a wall

To ensure your safety and the safety of others, be sure to perform these quick ladder checks before each use.