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?
A. There is hardly any stress on these unless the ladder slips... and it can't because LadderMate is
preventing that. Anyway, there are 4 points in shear (contact) with the rungs so any force would be
dissipated 4 ways and the force would be at the strongest part of the rung, where it is joined to the
stiles. Compare this to the user putting all his weight on one foot in the centre of the rungs as he
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