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?
A. By harnessing the principles of applied mathematics. A ladder users weight causes a downward force
through gravity and because a ladder is at an angle this is usually a downward and outward force. If the
ladder is going to slip it the users own weight which will cause it. LadderMate breaks that force where
it is in contact with the rungs and instead of allowing it to proceed down the stiles to the ground,
diverts it along its legs and back towards the wall. The net result is that the downward and outward
force becomes a downward and inward force meaning that the ladder cannot slip.
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