A ladder is a very useful piece of equipment. Essentially ladders are stairs or a set of steps used to get from ground level to somewhere higher, such as the roof, ceiling, high shelves, attic, scaffolding or even up trees.
Ladders can be made from different materials, such as timber, aluminium, or fibreglass. Ladders are used on construction sites, in factories, warehouses, and in the home. There are many different types of ladders, steps and trestles, at various heights used for different purposes. There are attic ladders that can discreetly fold away, step ladders that are useful in the kitchen to reach those out-of-the-way cupboards and extension ladders which are handy for extra storage room in a house’s roof. Some ladders are specifically designed to be used for industrial purposes and telescopic ladders are used when extra height is required. Steps and trestles are sturdy models and are useful when shifting items to or from higher shelves, both in commercial and domestic environments.
Ladders should be used with great caution and with an eye safety. Ladders are constructed to be safe as well as functional, and today, ladders are constructed with safety handrails, wider steps and better weight capacities. Movable ladders, by their nature, are often safer than fixed ladders. Most ladder suppliers will be able to advise on what ladder, steps or trestles will be best to meet requirements.