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Top 10 Not So Clever Step Ladder Practices

Top 10 Not So Clever Step Ladder Practices

A high percentage of step ladder and ladder accidents involving workers and ‘handy men’ are due to unwise ladder procedures. Here’s the top 10 not so clever things people have done when using a Step Ladder or Ladder: 10. Dragging a step ladder from one place to another, sideways. This loosens the joints. Over a short time the ladder will lose its rigidity and therefore stability. To move a ladder, pick it up first. You may...

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Ladder Safety Check

Ladder Safety Check

Step Ladders deteriorate over time, just like all equipment. It is important to perform a Ladder Safety Check before using a ladder. Join Al, the Workplace Health and Safety Officer, as he learns about Ladder Safety in this...

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Getting Step Ladders up to Standard

Getting Step Ladders up to Standard

Before answering the question “Is your step ladder up to standard?” the question of what standard a step ladder needs to satisfy should first be answered. You would think that step ladders in Australia would need to meet the requirements of a rigorous specification and test programme, but not so. Adoption of a standard by manufacturers is voluntary, so it’s probably understandable that they opt out a process that most consumers would...

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Ladder Weight Ratings

Ladder Weight Ratings

Al, a Health and Safety Officer discovers some Step Ladder Safety Tips to improve safety procedures at work. He researches Ladder Weight Ratings for Domestic Ladders and Industrial Ladders. Watch this video to learn...

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Tips for Using Your Step Ladder

Tips for Using Your Step Ladder

Firstly make sure your Step Ladder is well set up on a firm base (not sand or soft ground) that is not likely to allow any slipping, especially so in the case of rubber base pads on a wet concrete floor. Make sure the spreaders are FULLY locked in place, and stand on the bottom tread to check overall stability. Remember to face your Step Ladder at right angles to the work, so if painting a wall for example you would be facing the wall, not...

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Before Using a Step Ladder

Before Using a Step Ladder

Irrespective of the strength and stability of a Step Ladder, it’s absolutely pointless trying to use it to reach something that is out of reach. Sound’s obvious, doesn’t it? – but statistics show that overreaching (either upwards or sideways) is the most common cause of Step Ladder Accidents. You should be using a Step Ladder appropriate for the nature of the work to be done. Step Ladders come in timber, metal (usually aluminium)...

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Thinking of Step Ladders?

Thinking of Step Ladders?

The purpose of stepladders.com.au is to provide you with a premium resource where you’ll find all you need to know about Step Ladders. It doesn’t matter if you’re looking for reviews on different brands of Step Ladders, want the run-down on Step Ladder Safety, or you simply want to get information for upgrading your current ladder… you’re at the right place. You’ll discover the how to’s of finding the right Step Ladder for...

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