What is a platform ladder?
The Platform Ladder is a self-supporting portable ladder that is non-adjustable in length, with a platform provided at the highest intended standing level. It has a hinged design for ease of storage and is intended for use by one person.
What are platform step ladders?
Platform step ladders have a four-legged design with a platform as the highest step, which can be used as surface area to work on or to place objects. Their hinged construction means they are stable, safe and secure, while being practical, portable and easy to store.
What are the 3 main types of ladders?
Single Pole Ladders (maximum length 9 metres) Extension Ladders (maximum length 15 metres) Step Ladders (maximum height 6.1 metres)
What is the difference between a step ladder and a platform ladder?
While there are a few minor differences between these two types of ladders, the biggest difference is the actual platform found on the platform ladder. With a step ladder, you’ll be standing on a 3″ ladder rung, while a platform ladder actually provides a much larger platform to stand on.
What is the difference between a podium ladder and a platform ladder?
A podium ladder is essentially a modified A-frame ladder. It folds the same and has similar steps. But where an A-frame ladder has a simple fold out shelf and reminds you not to use the last couple of steps, a podium ladder gives you a working platform.
Are platform ladders safe?
An A-frame or extension ladder may be appropriate for some tasks, but a platform ladder is safer. Inspect the ladder for damage before each use. Only use a ladder if you are physically-capable of doing so. Always set up the ladder on a flat, stable surface.
What are different types of ladders called?
6 Different Types of Ladders
- Stepladders. A stepladder is one of the most common ladder types with nearly universal application.
- Straight Ladders. Also known as single ladders, straight ladders look like one half of a stepladder.
- Platform Ladders.
- Extension Ladders.
- Trestle Ladders.
- Multi-Way Ladders.
How do you use a platform ladder safety?
Always stand in the centre of the platform. Do not over reach whilst using the ladder. Maintain the majority of your body weight inside the perimeter of the platform. Do not ‘walk’ the ladder while on it.
Can you stand on top of platform ladder?
The topmost tread of a platform step ladder is – you guessed it – a platform that’s specifically designed to be stood on. So if you’re using a platform step ladder, you can stand on the top tread safely.
Can I stand on the platform ladder?
Can you sit on a platform ladder?
Only one person is permitted on the ladder at any time. A second person may stand alongside the ladder and help to steady it, or pass materials/tools up if required. Do not lift heavy weights that unbalance the ladder. Never stand or sit on the top cap or use the rails around the top as a step.
What is a trestle ladder?
For your information, OSHA defines a trestle ladder as “a self supporting ladder, adjustable length, consisting of a trestle ladder base and a vertically adjustable extension, with a suitable means of locking the ladders together.”