Non-conductive ladder

Aluminium ladders are great for all sorts of tasks, but if you're carrying out electrical installations or working near power lines, an aluminium ladder is not a safe choice.

This is because aluminium conducts electricity. When you're working with electricity, you want a non-conductive ladder that will reduce your risk of electrocution.

And that's where our fibreglass step ladders come in. Unlike aluminium, fibreglass is non-conductive, so these ladders are ideal for electricians and anyone else who frequently works near electrical hazards.

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Swingback step ladder

If you're shopping around for a step ladder, one word you're likely to come across over and over again is 'swingback'. But what exactly does that word mean? What makes swingback ladders different from other step ladders? And what does that mean for your purchasing decision?

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Using a ladder on stairs

As a general rule, ladders should be placed on level ground to maximise stability while in use. The Health & Safety Executive (HSE) guidelines say:

"You should only use ladders in situations where they can be used safely, e.g. where the ladder will be level and stable"

This rule would appear to preclude the use of ladders on stairs. However, if you do need to get a bit of extra height while working on a staircase, we may still be able to help you.

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Roof ladder

The defining feature of a roof ladder is its hooked top. These ridge hooks are designed to attach to the edge of the roof, giving you added safety and stability while you're working.

So if you need to access the roof of your building, we'd definitely recommend a roof ladder as the best tool for the job. But we sell an assortment of roof ladders here at Ladders UK Direct - which one is right for you?

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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...

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