Are we enough aware of the ladder-type that we are using before initiating any work-at-height? The use of a different ladder at suitable places needs to be discussed as per the safety of mankind. The world is going on through modernized safe modification, why aren’t we!
Most often it has been noticed that the domestic ladders or unsafe ladders being used at the workplace which is a life-at-risk affair at any time. In this era of industrial growth, modern equipment, technology advancements, and the mobility world; safety is not just a practice to be followed; it reflects an essence of the values, an organization believes in. Can’t we mandate the safety guidelines along with the checking and validating the tools used in the workplace?
Industrial Ladders are Heavy-duty ladders manufactured and exclusively designed to withstand the long-hour work, high load capacity, and Tested for Extreme Temperatures for Maximum Safety & Durability.
What is the difference between a ‘Domestic’ Ladder and an ‘Industrial’ Ladder?
- An ‘Industrial’ ladder must have a minimum load rating of 120kg and be labeled that it is suitable for Industrial use.
- A ‘Domestic’ ladder must have a minimum load rating of 100kg and be labeled that it is suitable for Domestic use.
A ‘Domestic’ ladder is NOT suitable for use in a workplace or in a commercial environment. Only ‘Industrial’ ladders with a load rating of 120kg or higher can be used in a work environment - this includes building sites, factories, shops and offices.
- BS 2037 – Industrial / Heavy Duty
Heavy-duty, high-frequency use and onerous conditions of use, carriage, and storage. The maximum weight of user and tools i.e. the duty rating is 130kg, that’s around 20st 6lbs.
- BS/EN 131 – Heavy Duty/ Light Trade / DIY
BS EN 131 product standard covering all types of portable ladders (step, extending and combination) has been substantially revised. High & Low-frequency use and less onerous conditions of use, carriage, and storage. The maximum duty rating is 150kg.
- BS 2037 Class 3 – Domestic / DIY
Occasional, light use only with a maximum duty rating of 95kg which is just 14st 13lbs.
- EN 14183 – Domestic / Light Commercial - Step Stools
Light use only with a maximum duty rating of 150kg which is just 23st 6lbs.
- EN 14975 - Heavy Duty Loft Ladders
Occasional, light use only with a maximum duty rating of 150kg which is just 23st 6lbs.
Where can we find the Right Industrial Ladders?
Youngman India offers a wide range of Certified Industrial Ladders such as FRP Ladders, Tower Ladder, Step Ladder, Aluminium Extension Ladder, Self-Supporting Extension Ladder, Telescopic Tower Ladder, and many more items. Multiple screenings and testing add to increase the Safety quotient of any Youngman products.
Youngman Megastep Ladder considered as the Best Industrial Ladder, provides 100% Safety, Best Quality, EN 131 Standard, Extra-Platform Size for Long-hour work, and effective work support. It is available in 4 Tread, 6 Tread, and 8 Tread.
Industrial professionals must also be aware that above 14 ft Ladders must be replaced with Scaffolds. Regarding more safety information contact Youngman who can provide you with the best solution. If we do not think we have to be a part of countless worker's death. We should focus on efficiency as well as the safety of a site. We should think about before using that in which place, we are going to use that.