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Extension Ladder Safety

August 27, 2015 0
Finding yourself half way up an extension ladder when it begins to slide or wobble beneath you can be a heart-stopping experience. If you have ever been there, I’m sure you would agree with us when we say we would never want to be in that position again.In this post we are going to share some essential safety tips when working on an extension ladder. We hope this article helps stop any accidents or incidents that could occur when working at height.If you are not sure whether you are working on an extension ladder or another type of ladder; you can define an extension ladder by their noticeable two sections. These operate in brackets or guides, allowing for adjustable length.So here goes, to stay safe please bear in mind our following tips…The AngleMaking sure the extension ladder is se...
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Project of a Lifetime - Ladders Required!

November 05, 2014 0
Scaffold Towers and Industrial Ladders are what you Need Here! Restoration and self-build programmes are very ‘in’ at the moment, in fact it seems the ever popular Grand Designs has been on air for as long as living memory extends!  The fascination with these shows comes from the fact that many people hold the dream of one day building their own home, or renovating an interesting building.  By watching other people struggling and eventually finishing the project people can get inspired, motivated or even put off the idea completely! Either way, we all know how much work is involved just re-tiling a bathroom, so the fact that people triumph in building a whole house seems amazing.Often one of the things that goes wrong in these shows is the equipment needed for certain jobs such as re...
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Extension Ladders – What to Look For Prt 3

August 03, 2014 0
In part two of our look at extension ladders we covered the options for trade use, so we are now going to look at extension ladders for heavy-duty industrial use.Again, the criteria for these comparisons are the same:• Height when closed: where can I store this ladder? Will I be able to transport this ladder? • Extended length: is this ladder long enough for the heights I work at? • Weight: can I carry this ladder? • Load rating: is this ladder suitable and legally fit for the purpose? • Safety features: does this ladder have features I need in my job? • Cost: is this the best value for money for my needs?Titan Industrial Ladders Titan Ladders make heavy-duty Industrial extension ladders that are certified to BS 2037 Class 1 Industrial. These have a maximum static load rating ...
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Extension Ladders – What to Look For Prt 2

July 24, 2014 0
In part one of this look at extension ladders we looked at how they work, what they are made from and some of the criteria you might use when selecting an extension ladder for DIY use. To save you going back to look at the selection criteria, here is a quick recap:• Height when closed: where can I store this ladder? Will I be  able to transport this ladder? • Extended length: is this ladder long enough for the heights I work at? • Weight: can I carry this ladder? • Load rating: is this ladder suitable and legally fit for the purpose? • Safety features: does this ladder have features I need in my job? • Cost: is this the best value for money for my needs?Ladders for the workplace are subject to regulations that don’t apply in the domestic world, so ensure that the ladder you ...
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Extension Ladders – What to Look For

July 16, 2014 0
Extension Ladders – What to Look For (Part 1 - DIY) Extension ladders are commonly made from aluminium (fibreglass versions are also available for most heights - these are specially made for people working around electricity as they do not conduct charge.) Aluminium is a strong, but workable metal that resists corrosion very well and is lightweight at the same time. It is the perfect material for long extension ladders, as tall heights can be accessed without the ladder becoming too heavy and unwieldy.Extension ladders come in two or three sections, the taller models requiring the three sections to provide the extra height. Some three section extension ladders also have a rope and pulley system designed to aid with extending and putting up of the ladder. Some of the industrial standard t...
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A Heavy Duty Ladder from Titan Ladders

July 29, 2013 0
In the world of extension ladders, there is not much that can beat the rope operated 5.5 metre Titan Trojan triple extension ladder from Titan Ladders. It is designed for heavy industrial use and is perfect for working environments such as factories, building sites, warehouses and aircraft hangars. Weighing in at 65 kilos, this is not a light piece of equipment, but the wall wheels help with extending the ladder. Titan Ladders have a specially designed ‘Supagrip’ articulated foot for their ladders and these safety feet make sure the ladder stays where it is meant to.The full height of this triple extension ladder is 14.7 metres, just under 50 feet, while it measures 5.5 metres when closed. It’s not called the Trojan for nothing! Titan Ladders have created a ladder that is not intende...
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Art and Ladders: Sculpture and Form – Part 1

April 12, 2013 0
Ladders might not be an obvious choice for artistic inspiration, but there have been many paintings and sculptures that have used a variety of ladders as the focal point for the work. Although they are a practical item, their simple form and shapes, as well as the symbolism associated with ladders (regarding ascending and descending) have become a source of artistic inspiration and expression.Charlie Brouwer's Ladders The Dutch-American artist Charlie Brouwer, who lives in Virginia, USA, has used ladders as both a material for his installations and community arts projects, as well as a metaphor. Brouwer borrows ladders from the local community, asking for a story or a memory associated with each ladder he uses. The final artworks, part of his Rise Up series of community arts projects, are...
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