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Gorilla and Bailey Ladders featured by Get Tools Direct

With a great range of sizes and configurations, Bailey ladders are a popular choice for most applications. We also carry ladders and extensions by Gorilla, Werner and OEM Group.

How to Buy Ladders That Decrease Workplace Accidents

Did you know that falls are one of the most frequently occurring workplace accidents, and that knowing how to buy safe and sturdy ladders can go a long way toward decreasing incidents and even fatalities?

Safety on the job site is vitally important. Many a routine project has turned to tragedy due to using unsafe equipment. Since falls account for a high percentage of these accidents, understanding what to look for when buying a ladder can help to avoid incidents.

There are a variety of types and brands of ladders available on the market today, including step ladders and extensions from Gorilla and Bailey ladders.

Tips for Buying Ladders

Bearing in mind that specific tasks may require specific ladders, here are some handy hints about how to buy ladders that are safe and sturdy:

 

•           Aluminium ladders should have rubber or plastic feet for grip and stability

•           Fibreglass ladders are required for electrical work

•           Step ladders should be no more than 20' tall

•           Extension ladders shouldn't measure more than 60'

•           Straight ladders should never be more than 30' high

 

Also check for:

 

•           Duty ratings to see how much weight can be borne, as well as usage levels

•           Slip resistant steps or rungs that can reduce accidents and falls

•           A flared base which provides additional safety and stability

•           Solid locking mechanisms on adjustable and extension ladders

 

 

Safety Tips

 DO:

Double check to make sure locks are secure on adjustable or extension ladders

Check that a stepladder is fully open and the hinges are securely locked

Place on a level, solid surface

Use both hands when climbing - carry your tools and materials in a pouch, belt or apron

 

DON’T:

Use on snow, ice, or other slippery or slick surfaces

Use in extremely windy weather

Lean off the side of a ladder

Observing these tips can greatly increase workplace safety!

A good ladder should be durable and well made, with high quality workmanship and materials. Get Tools Direct has a full line of ladders and ladder parts for every application at home or on the job site.

With a large selection of models, including world renowned Gorilla and Bailey ladders, you can get the best prices around and shop online 24/7 with speedy delivery right to your door.

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