There are a wide variety of ladder types available, as you can imagine this is due to the widening working at height regulations and advancements in product development helping to provide access equipment that is suitable for a diverse range of situations. The key access equipment types are listed below, this should help you identify which products you might require – if in doubt, contact your local Brewers branch who will be able to guide you in the right direction.
Hop-ups and safe steps
These provide access for jobs that don’t really require a ladder, just a handy leg up! Easy to assemble and fold down again, it is something that most decorators will use on a day to day basis.
With choice from a varying number of treads, the step ladder is a common ladder used in the trade – generally lightweight yet sturdy it is great for most jobs.
This type of ladder will allow you to select the appropriate height required as they can be adjusted depending on the job. There are double and triple extensions, the latter suiting jobs with higher requirements or simply easier transportation on a smaller vehicle.
innovative piece of equipment, a telescopic ladder (evolved from the
traditional extension ladder) will collapse down to around a meter or less in
its closed state but can reach around 4 meters when extended. A neat piece of equipment for a small van!
As the name
suggests, a combination ladder can be assembled in a number of different ways
making it suitable for a variety of tasks.
Many combination ladders have a configuration that makes them suited for
use on stairs.
These ladders are
adjustable in height but are supplied in a number of sections to easily fit in
smaller vehicles. Plus, they allow the
user to change the height depending on the job in hand.
Working on a roof
demands equipment that you can rely on.
Roof ladders come fitted with strong hooks to steady the ladder giving
you peace of mind that you are safe and stable!
Access towers and Work
These come in a
variety of heights and offer the most secure and stable way of working at
height, however they’re not appropriate for every job. Their size makes them particularly suited to
external or industrial work.
type you choose, it must meet the BS EN131 classification, buying your
equipment from Brewers means that you will be safe in the knowledge that your
ladder meets the specifications.