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.
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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