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CHRISTMAS CLOSURE 2018

Friday, 14 December 2018 16:10:00 Europe/London

We close for business at 5:00pm on Friday 21st December 2018.

We re-open for business at 7:30am on Thursday 3rd January 2019.

Some deliveries will be made between these dates for online orders but telephones will not be staffed.

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We send a big "Thank You" and warm wishes for Christmas to all of our customers.

New Euro Standard EN131 changes

Friday, 14 December 2018 16:03:28 Europe/London

In early 2019 the new, revised European Standard EN131 for ladders and steps will come into force.  This will entail several changes to our products, some of which will not be obvious to users and some which will be all too obvious!

Probably the most notable is that all ladders over 3.0m will HAVE to be fitted with a horizontal stabiliser bar fitted across the base.  This will be exactly the same as has been fitted for years to many Combination Ladders such as Skymasters.  The length of this stabiliser bar will vary according to the ladder length but this increase in safety will have a downside for some users in that all ladder will be more of a problem to stack and store on roof racks and in storerooms.

We will be selling existing stocks of ladders made in 2018 without these bars initially in the new year and these will continue to be perfectly acceptable to the Health & Safety Executive for use throughout their lifetime.  The immediate effect is that all manufacturers have to fit this bar to all tall ladders from January 2019 and these will filter into our stocks as the months continue.

Telescopic Ladders warning by HSE

Thursday, 17 August 2017 17:22:30 Europe/London

HSE warnings about dangerous Telescopic & Combination Ladders DO NOT AFFECT Ladders999!!

Please be aware that NONE of our ladders have been criticised or withdrawn because of the recent problems with some Chinese ladders.  These were imported by bucket-shop UK companies chasing the lowest possible price without considering product quality or customer safety.

Ladders999 have traded on quality and honesty for all of the 46 years of our existence and have never been involved in that "price is the only concern" end of the market.  We are offering safe ladders which have genuinely been tested and certified to relevant BS & EN standards as displayed against each of them.  No worries needed with Ladders999 !!!!

Reachmaster Alloy Tower video

Tuesday, 11 August 2015 15:39:17 Europe/London

See the briliant new video for the Zarges REACHMASTER Alloy Tower system now.  A great EN1004 approved tower, now with the really informative video to help you see how it may solve your access problems at a reasonable price.  Click this link then the "Video" tab.......      

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MiTOWER - the new ONE-MAN Alloy Scaffold Tower...

Wednesday, 29 July 2015 18:00:00 Europe/London

The new MiTOWER  ( partner to the MiPOD podium steps ) adds an important product to the UK's family of scaffold towers.  Cleverly designed to be the ideal ONE-MAN tower, the MiTOWER can be erected or dismantled by a solo worker in just 10 minutes!!    Super compact too for easy and convenient storage and transport - longest components are the platforms at just 1.2m long.  End frames are just 1.0m high.   Stores in a handy trolley made from its own components.  Click here for details, a printable brochure and current price.......      

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MiPOD - the new PAS250 approved Podium Steps...?

Wednesday, 29 July 2015 17:27:00 Europe/London

The Telepod may be disappearing but the NEW MiPOD alloy podium steps are a great replacement.  Now available in two high quality sizes, both of which are PAS250 approved and comply fully with the Work at Height Regulations 2005 to keep the with HSE smiling!  

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TelePod Podium Steps future...?

Wednesday, 15 July 2015 17:27:51 Europe/London

The wonderful Telepod to be no more?   Seems like our current stocks of the brilliant & super-compact Telepod Podium Steps are the last the UK will see!  Word from the manufacturers is that there will be no more.  A shame because it is a fabulous platform and will be missed.   If you are thinking of buying one click "Learn More" below to view the details and buy NOW.  They won't be around for long so don't delay.

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New CombiSite Embankment Stairways

Wednesday, 10 June 2015 13:07:43 Europe/London

New galvanised steel EMBANKMENT STAIRS which automatically adjust to give level treads 210mm deep when used at between 25 - 50 degree angles.  Units can join to suit ANY length required.  Handrails simply push fit & are secured with a pin so no nuts & bolts required.   Ready to be used in only minutes of delivery.  

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New Products >> Classic Mobile Safety Steps

Tuesday, 5 March 2013 16:05:18 Europe/London

New to our range ...  the excellent Classic Mobile Safety Steps offer LOWER PRICES and speedy delivery!  Brilliant in the office and the storeroom.  Choice of 4 sizes and 2 tread types and 8 colours ... we're sure to satisfy your desires!!!  

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Ladder Safety

Saturday, 7 July 2012 13:44:49 Europe/London

For safety, a rigid ladder should be leaned at an angle of about fifteen degrees to the vertical. In other words, the distance from the foot of the ladder to the wall should be about one quarter of the height of the top of the ladder. At steeper angles, the ladder is at risk of toppling backwards when the climber leans away from it. At shallower angles, the ladder may lose its grip on the ground. Ladder stabilisers are available that increase the ladder's grip on the ground.

A ladder standoff, or ladder stay, is a device fitted to the top of a ladder to hold it away from the wall. This enables the ladder to clear overhanging obstacles, such as the eaves of a roof, and increases the safe working height for a given length of ladder.

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