How to Choose the Right Rolling Ladder

24 Oct 2019 Warehouse Equipment

Knowing how to choose the right rolling ladder for the job will ensure that your employees are able to work at heights with minimal risk of falling and getting hurt. At Commander Warehouse, they understand how important it is to purchase the best ladder for your unique working conditions. That is why they carry a range of warehouse equipment, including rolling ladders.

1. Determine the Correct Ladder Style

Since there are a wide variety of available ladders to choose from, the first step in selecting the best rolling ladder for the job is to choose the correct style. Using the wrong kind of ladder or ignoring the limitations of the ladder can often result in a fall or serious injury. When selecting the best ladder for the job, make sure to consider all of the different options available before determining which ladder style will work best.

2. Calculate the Ideal Ladder Height

Before purchasing a rolling ladder for the workplace, it is important to take into consideration what the ladder will be used for and how tall it should be. To determine the correct ladder height, make sure to take into consideration that the maximum safe reaching height is approximately four feet higher than the height of the ladder. Anyone trying to reach higher than four feet may lose their balance and fall.

3. Look for the Best Duty Rating

Since rolling ladders are designed to safely hold a certain amount of weight, it is important to consider the duty rating of the ladder, which defines the maximum safe load capacity. This means that the weight of a fully clothed person plus the weight of any materials and tools being carried onto the ladder must be less than the ladder’s duty rating. When looking at a ladder’s duty rating, it is also important to consider the working environment the ladder will be used in and whether or not your ladder of choice will be able to handle the demands of the different work applications.

4. Choose the Best Ladder Material

The final step in choosing the right rolling ladder for your workplace is to ensure that the ladder is made from ideal materials. Since each material, such as fiberglass and aluminum, has its own unique characteristics, it is important to choose the right ladder material for your specific applications and environment.

If you would like to learn more about how to choose the right rolling ladder, or if you are interested in one of their rolling ladders, please contact Commander Warehouse at one of their four locations across Western Canada or by filling out a contact form on their website.