How to Choose an Industrial Ladder for Your Warehouse

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Ladders are an essential aspect of any business, but particularly in warehouses. They increase efficiency, accessibility and safety for everyone operating there, and overall they provide a smoother-running warehouse.
 

Ladders are an essential aspect of any business, but particularly in warehouses. They increase efficiency, accessibility and safety for everyone operating there, and overall they provide a smoother-running warehouse. In particular, ladders give employees access to elevated spaces, making it easier to access products and equipment across all kinds of different areas. The main kind of ladder used in warehouses is order picker ladders, however there is a variety of ladders that are used to reach raised storage areas.

When choosing the type of ladder to use in your warehouse, it is important to consider how you are going to use it and the conditions within which it will be applied. Firstly, you should check what measurement and load capacity specifications you require. This ensures that you do not, for example, choose a ladder that is too small for the ways you intend to use it, or that you are not paying extra for a ladder with 6 steps when you only require a ladder with 4 steps. Secondly, observe the environment you aim to use the ladder in and notice any electrical hazards. Since both aluminium and steel ladders conduct electricity, opt for a fibreglass or wood ladder to avoid any electrical injuries. Finally, verify that the safety features of your chosen ladder align with your company’s safety measures, and be sure to train employees on how to properly and safely use the ladder. For more information on ladder safety, see [Indalex Ladder Health and Safety article].

The most common warehouse ladder is the order picker ladder, also known as a rolling ladder. These industrial ladders are ideal for warehouses because they provide more foot space and have a bigger platform than a platform ladder, allowing users a more comfortable working space. They also typically have 4 wheels that enable this mobile ladder to simply be rolled to and from each destination. In addition to this, these portable rolling ladders can be locked in place to secure the ladder’s position. This greatly enhances safety when using the order picker ladder and gives the user a peace of mind that they are provided with a stable working platform.

In terms of safety, rolling ladders are the best choice for warehouse environments. Many rolling ladders come with a safety cage fitted around the platform that surrounds the user, providing added stability and assurance. They also come with handrails and safety gates, of which the latter is particularly convenient to balance yourself if you have something in your hand. Furthermore, many rolling ladders, such as the 5-Step Monstar Order Picker Ladder, also have non-slip surfaces or ribbed treads for improved grip, further improving safety conditions for users.

Besides order picker ladders, step ladders and safety steps are other types of ladders and access equipment that are commonly used in warehouses. While they are not intended for accessing tall heights, they are perfect for reaching things stored a little higher than eye level and that just require an extra step or two. Additionally, step ladders such as the 2-Step Little Monstar Compact Step Ladder have a compact foldable design, permitting convenient storage.

The most common warehouse ladder is the order picker ladder, also known as a rolling ladder. These industrial ladders are ideal for warehouses because they provide more foot space and have a bigger platform than a platform ladder, allowing users a more comfortable working space. They also typically have 4 wheels that enable this mobile ladder to simply be rolled to and from each destination. In addition to this, these portable rolling ladders can be locked in place to secure the ladder’s position. This greatly enhances safety when using the order picker ladder and gives the user a peace of mind that they are provided with a stable working platform.

Moreover, if you are storing particularly heavy items, a Work Platform Safety Cage in conjunction with a forklift can be helpful. Other ladders such as platform ladders and extension ladders are also often used in warehouses to access elevated storage areas.

When it comes to material handling and warehouse equipment, choosing the right ladder to use in your warehouse is imperative to maintaining safety and efficiency in the workplace.

 

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