Step 1: Choose the height
Choose the correct height of the ladder that you need for your job. The maximum reach for several ladder heights assuming a 1.7m tall person with a vertical reach of another 0.3m. The maximum safe working height is typically 1.5 metres above the maximum allowable climb height.
Step 2: Choose the application
If you are going to use the ladder for commercial purposes, you must use an Industrial rated ladder with a minimum load rate of 130 kg.
However, if you are going to use the ladder at a private dwelling for non-commercial purposes, you can use a Domestic ladder with a minimum load rating of 95 kg.
Note: The load rating includes the total combined weight of the person and any tools/equipment and materials that the user may be carrying.
Step 3: Choose a ladder style
Choosing the correct ladder for the style of job you are doing is important. Take the time to understand the different styles available. This may include Single-Sided, Double-sided, Platform Step Ladders, Dual Purpose, Extension Ladders or Access Towers.
Remember!! If you are working with or around electricity you should be using a Fibreglass product.