Hop-up step

Need a bit of extra height while working? A ladder isn't always the most practical solution - sometimes, it's both quicker and safer to use a hop-up work platform.

We offer a selection of sturdy aluminium hop-ups here at Ladders UK Direct. The best one? Well, that depends on your requirements...

Best hop-up

Our best selling hop-up

Our most popular hop-up step is the Jumbo Aluminum Hop-Up from Werner. At 0.9m long, platform gives you plenty of room to move left and right while working, making it preferable to a step ladder in situations that necessitate a lot of side-to-side movement.

  • Dimensions: 900mm x 300mm
  • Platform height: 500mm
  • Max load: 150kg
  • Folds away for easy transportation
  • Weighs just 4.7kg
  • EN131 certified for professional use

For added safety, this folding hop-up step has locking hinges and a slip-resistant platform. This product comes with a 1 year guarantee.

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Compact hop-up

A more compact alternative

Our Compact Aluminium Hop-Up, also manufactured by Werner, may be the best choice for you if space is limited. It's not quite as long as our bestseller, plus it's less expensive - great news if you're on a tight budget!

  • Dimensions: 690mm x 300mm
  • Platform height: 500mm
  • Max load: 150kg
  • Folds away for easy transportation
  • Weighs just 3.9kg
  • EN131 certified for professional use

Like the jumbo hop-up, this product features an anti-slip platform and comes with a 1 year guarantee.

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Man in hi-vis vest on a hop-up work platform

Pictured: Youngman Odd Job Work Platform

When to use a hop-up

A hop-up platform can be very handy when you just need a quick boost to get the job done. These steps are quick and easy to set up, and there's a relatively low risk of slipping or losing your balance while you're standing on a hop-up (although it's still important to be careful).

When you use a ladder, HSE guidelines state that you should maintain three points of contact with the ladder at all times - ideally both feet and at least one hand (see How to Climb a Ladder Safely). This rule doesn't apply when you're standing on a hop-up platform, so this may be the best choice if you need both hands free to work.

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SEE ALSO: Is it safe to stand on a chair in order to work at height?