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?
A. Yes. See the User Guide for a full explanation. For sideways sloping ground, it is important to
emphasise that the ladder must be levelled in a safe manner, i.e. not by pushing a crushed Coke can
under the stile! Just to re-iterate that LadderMate must only ever be used between 2nd & 3rd rungs
where the ground behind the ladder is higher than where the ladder is in contact with the ground and
that the 1:4 ratio with the horizontal must be maintained.
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