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31 Jul 2023

Platform step ladder

Strength and stability tend to fade as we reach old age, making them even more important in the equipment we use.

So, how can you ensure you’re using the right step ladder?


Step ladder safety features

There are several features to look for to ensure your step ladder is as safe as possible:

  • Large, deep steps will give you sure footing as you climb or descend – even better if they have a rubber surface
  • Steps that are close together will mitigate mobility problems.
  • A wide frame will provide superior stability, meaning the ladder won’t wobble as you use it.
  • Safety rails on both sides of the step ladder will provide an extra point of contact and support for peace of mind.
  • A lightweight material like aluminium will ensure the ladder is easily portable, reducing strain on the person carrying it.
  • A wide working platform will ensure a more stable working space, and if made of rubber, it will also reduce slippage.

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If you’re concerned about working at height, you may be better off using a step stool. These offer all the benefits of a stable step ladder, but at a lower height that may feel more stable than a step ladder.

For elderly folks looking to do a bit of DIY in the house or garden, there are plenty of ladders available here at Ladders UK Direct that will suit your needs.

If you have any questions about the safety or suitability of our products, don’t hesitate to contact our customer service team, who will be happy to answer any of your questions.

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