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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?

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.

A. The prime purpose is to prevent outward slip, the major cause of ladder accidents. However, it is apparent that whereas a ladder on itís own forms a very small, narrow base ( that between the bottom of the stiles) with LadderMate fitted, a much bigger base in the shape of a trapezium is formed. This will create a measure of enhanced sideways stability.

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