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Man on ladder using Laddermate for safety

Ladder Safety Tips and Frequently Asked Questions

Q. Can you use LadderMate between 2nd & 3rd rungs (to bridge over porches, conservatories, etc) on level ground?

A. No, the product is designed to be used on ladders which are at or about the recommended angle of 1:4 (75 degrees). The angle created in the situation above is unsafe. LadderMate can only be used between 2nd & 3rd rungs if the ground behind the ladder is higher than that on which the ladder rests i.e. if the ground slopes down, away from the wall or if there is a kerb. In this situation still ensure the ladder angle is at about 75 degrees to the horizontal.

Q. Can you use it on soft ground (Or surfaces other than concrete/tarmac)?

Q. Does it fit any ladder?

Q. Is it approved by the UK Health & Safety Executive (HSE) or other national safety bodies?

Q. How does it work?

Q. What height can the ladder be using LadderMate and what weight will it take?

Q. Can it be used on sloping ground?

Q. Does it put stress on the bottom rungs?

Q. Does using LadderMate mean that we donít have to bother with any other safety measures?

Q. Will it stop sideways slip.

Sources of safety information in the UK