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May
09

Choosing The Right Ladder For The Job

construction_equipmentSince ladders are so useful and practical, many have come out of the woodwork – especially with the technology available today. Choosing from a wide selection of ladders is a lot easier, though, when you know what to look for. Thinking about the job you need to do will help narrow down the choices, so consider the following!

 

 Ground 

Make sure the ground you use is steady, firstly. Once you have a thorough understanding of the surface, you can see what you’re working with and find the right ladder for the job that will fit the surface and grip it safely.

 

 

 Height 

Think about how high up you need to be for the job and what you need to reach, then narrow down your size options. If you need to reach a single shelf, a stepladder will do just fine. Once you need to get to higher obstacles, it’s time to consider larger, taller options.

 

 

 Weight 

Weight is a very important factor, since it needs to distribute evenly on a ladder. Consider what you will be carrying, how much weight you have currently, and more. Depending on how much weight will be put on the ladder, you may need to go for a different type of ladder than you anticipated.

 

 

 Contact An Expert 

When all else fails and you are not well-educated about ladders and ladder safety, you can call an expert to set you straight. We at Nation Wide Ladder & Equipment are happy to explain safety to you and help you find the best ladder for you.

 

 

 

After considering all of these characteristics and differences amongst ladders, you should be able to find one that will serve you best on your next project. To find a quality ladder or safety equipment, contact Nation Wide Ladder & Equipment. Give us a call at 1-(800)-228-2519. We’re happy to help you!