8 October 2019
Ladder Safety Guide
Ladder Safety Guide by Titan Ladders
Safe ladder use guidelines should always be followed. That’s why we put a handy ladder safety guide together to help people when working at height.
To start with you should only ever buy a stepladder or ladder that conforms to the relevant British or European Standard, and one which is clearly marked with the load it can safely support. All Titan Ladder products tick these boxes.
The feet should also be non-slip and in good condition.
For safety reasons, always lean your ladder at the correct angle. The foot should be one measure out from the wall for every four measures of wall height, so if you want your ladder to reach the 5.2m eaves of a typical two-storey home, the foot should be 1.3m away from the wall. You can check if the angle is correct by standing with your toes touching the feet of the ladder and putting out your arms. You should be able to grasp the rungs at shoulder height.
This is the information we trust all of our Titan Ladder customers will know but feel it’s important to share. For more information on ladder safety, please visit the safe ladder use guidelines issued by the Ladder Association and HSE.