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21 Feb 2024

Leaning Ladder Safety Checks – How to Check a Leaning Ladder Before Use

Leaning ladders are commonly used in various tasks, ranging from household chores and DIY to more heavy-duty construction work. No matter how frequently you use your leaning ladder, it’s always important to carry out the necessary safety checks before ascending.

Whether you’re a professional tradesperson or a DIY enthusiast, ensuring your leaning ladder is safe for use should always be a priority. In this blog, we’ll outline the essential safety checks you need to perform before using a leaning ladder, helping you minimize the risk of accidents and injuries.


16 Feb 2024

How to use a telescopic ladder

Telescopic ladders are an increasingly popular choice for tradespeople on the go. They offer great value for money, and because they collapse down to a small size, they’re very easy to transport and store.


06 Feb 2024

Ladders don't have 'expiration dates' as such, but it is true that a ladder can only be used for so long before it becomes unreliable and unsafe. Climbing a rickety old ladder that's no longer fit for purpose may result in a nasty fall.


17 Jan 2024

footing a ladder

When using a leaning ladder for a quick job, it might be tempting to ask someone to quickly hold the ladder for you to make it more stable. This is called ‘footing’ a ladder.

While this may seem like a good idea in principle, it can actually be very dangerous. That’s because if the person using the ladder were to drop something or fall, the person below could suffer serious injury.


05 Jan 2024

According to the Health and Safety Executive, step ladders “should not be used to access another level, unless they have been specifically designed for this.”