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 Selecting the Right Ladder

Duty Rating / Load Capacity

HOUSEHOLD - For domestic use in and around the home. Must not be used in a workplace.

European Classification: Class III
Maximum Static Vertical Load - 125KG
Commercial - For moderate industrial use. An industrial grade ladder for commercial or serious DIY use.

European Classification: Class EN 131
Maximum Static Vertical Load -150KG
Professional - For heavy duty industrial and commercial use by professional contractor tradespersons in the workplace.

European Classification: Class I
Maximum Static Vertical Load -175KG

What is "Load Capacity"?
The maximum safe load capacity of the ladder includes the combined weight of the user, clothing, tools and any materials on the ladder.

Exceeding the safe load capacity is dangerous and voids warranties.

What is a "Duty Rating"?
The duty rating is assigned by the manufacturer based on the product's design parameters.
Two duty ratings: Domestic and Industrial

   
Choose The Right Stepladder
Choose The Right Extension Ladder
   
Average Heights
Maximum Height You Want to Reach*
Buy This Size Stepladder
2.10m
2.40m
3.00m
3.60m
4.20m
4.80m
5.40m
6.10m
0.90m
1.20m
1.80m
2.40m
3.00m
3.60m
4.20m
4.80m
* Assumes a 1.7m person with a vertical 0.30m reach
Support Points
Height to Gutter or
Top Support Point
Buy This Size Extension Ladder
1.4m-2.9m
2.0m-4.1m
2.6m - 5.2m
3.2m-6.4m
3.8m - 7.6m
4.2m-8.5m
4.8m-9.3m
5.5m-10.5m
4.80m
6.00m
7.20m
8.50m
9.70m
11.00m
12.10m
13.40m
*Reflects section overlap, ladder angle and 1m extension above roof line

 Consider Before Use of Ladders

• Never use a damaged ladder and never make temporary repairs.
• Metal Ladders conduct electricity. Keep away from electrical circuits.
• Use ladder only as outlined in instructions. Ladders are designed for one person only. Do not overload.
• Do not use in high winds or during storms.
• Do not use if in poor health, if taking any drugs or alcoholic beverages, or if physically handicapped.
• Never leave ladder set up and unattended.
• Pay close attention to what you are doing.
• Destroy ladder if damaged, worn, or exposed to fire or chemicals.

 
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