Man using an unsecured ladder

Falling off a ladder can result in some very serious injuries, so before you put your foot on that first rung, it's important to make sure that the risk of a fall is as low as possible.

For example, if you're planning to use the type of ladder that leans against a wall, you must first ensure that the ladder is properly stabilised.


can broken ladders be repaired

Do you have a broken ladder in your shed or van? Is it worth keeping hold of a broken ladder and fixing it up, or should you buy a new one? More often than not, having a ladder repaired so that it's fit for use is more costly than ordering a brand new one. Not to mention, your broken (and then repaired) ladder may no longer be compliant with the standard it was certified to, which can cause a lot of problems, especially if you're a tradesperson or construction worker! We would always recommend purchasing a new ladder rather than repairing an old one.


Whether you're a DIY enthusiast or a professional tradesperson, a multi purpose ladder is a valuable piece of kit for your arsenal. Like their name suggests, multi purpose ladders can be used in a variety of different ways, making them one of the most cost-effective, versatile ladder options on the market. Multi purpose ladders can commonly be used in the following configurations (although some multi purpose ladders have even more uses!):

  • Step ladder - perfect when you're working at low levels or when you need your ladder to be freestanding

  • Extension ladder - ideal when you need to reach up high, this ladder configuration will need to be leant against a wall

  • Work platform - giving you valuable extra low-level space to work when you're doing odd jobs like painting and decorating

  • Stairwell ladder - providing maximum stability while you complete jobs on un-even ground & stairs


Ladder sale banner

You may have seen this big banner on our homepage, that's because we're currently offering 10% off our ladders for Father's day! Ok, you might be asking yourself - what kind of dad want's a ladder for Father's day? But trust us when we say there are a lot of DIY-mad Dads out there who would love nothing more than a handy ladder to help them get re-inspired for a summer of DIY around the house!


What is a 3T scaffold tower?

When it comes to working at height, there is a lot of equipment to choose from that keeps you safe whilst on the job. From ladders to hop-ups and to steps and work platforms. But some of the most popular height safety products that is widely used across a variety of industries that work at height is a scaffold tower and more specifically, 3T scaffold towers. 

But what are they? And what makes them different to other scaffold towers? In this blog, we take a closer look at 3T scaffold towers, how they differ from other towers and some of the 3T scaffolds that are available to buy right here from Ladders UK Direct!