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What's the difference between a standard step ladder & the HLS 360 Platform Steps?

When it comes to workplace safety, ladders have been cited as one of the leading causes of injury. Read more!

What's the difference between a standard step ladder & the HLS 360 Platform Steps?
Laura Hemsley

By Laura Hemsley
On Feb 24, 2021

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When it comes to workplace safety, ladders have been cited as one of the leading causesof injury. One of the major reasons so many accidents occur with a ladder is simply because the wrong ladder was chosen for the job. 

The biggest difference is the actual platform found on the 360 platform steps. With a standard step ladder, you’ll be standing on the ladder rung, while the HLS 360 platform steps actually provide a much larger and stable platform to stand on. 

The user can access a 360 degree working platform - (550m x 400mm) where they can work side or end-on. The platform locks the ladder in place and is self-supporting which creates a good deal of additional balance when upright in comparison to traditional ladders. The additional stability reduces the need for a second person to foot the ladder. This has an added advantage right now by enabling users to work alone and social distance safely when working at height.  

The 360 step ladder includes a tool tray at the top which provides extra storage space on the platform and reduces risks from falling items, as well as improving efficiency by reducing the amount of back and forth and up and down for many tasks. Read more on Safety products: HLS 360 Ladder improve safety, increase productivity and efficiency.

Platform Step Ladders
  • Short duration tasks (no longer than 30 minutes)
  • Suitable for light material handling tasks
  • Designed for single-sided access to the work area 
  • One hand needs to be placed at the 
  • Handy for day to day simple tasks such as changing a light bulb  
  • Light and easy to manoeuvre
  • The user can place one hand no the ladder for stability  when working
  • No space for storage of tools on the platform
Low cost: from £100 +
HLS 360 Platform Step Ladders
  • 360 degree working platform - 550m x 400mm - user can work side or end-on
  • Enclosed platform on three sides for safety - users can work for longer than 30 minutes
  • Glass fibre frame with aluminium treads
  • Aluminium handrails as standard
  • Folds flat for storage and transportation
  • Insulated and non-conductive when in use
Optional Items include
  • Tool tray provides extra storage space on the platform 
  • GRP handrails
  • Detachable handrails
  • Transport wheels
  • Platform gate
  • Security webbing strap
Cost from £400

When working with ladders make sure that you and your team have been fully trained. HLS, can offer ladder training courses for up to 8 delegates at your own workplace or site.

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Our team is ready to help any business or organisation seeking advice on how to prepare to re-open effectively. To speak to one of our work at height specialists call 0113 287 8446 or email hello@hls.co

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Laura Hemsley

By Laura Hemsley
On Feb 24, 2021

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