Introduction to Our Heavy Duty Extension Ladders
Extension ladders are used in various industrial environments to provide a method for accessing hard to reach spaces. As they are adjustable in length, extendable ladders usually have two sections that can be placed into adjustable lengths thanks to brackets or guides. At Equip2Go, we have a wide selection of aluminium extension ladders and fibreglass extension ladders suitable for all your needs. By choosing out heavy duty extension ladders for your workplace, your employees can handle any task that requires access to elevated heights.
Extension Ladder Industrial Uses
Suitable for numerous industrial environments, extension ladders are commonly used for reaching rooftops, accessing high spaces on construction sites and other applications. They commonly function as construction extension ladders, warehouse extension ladders, domestic extension ladders and many others. Regardless of the environment, you work in, we have industrial extension ladders suited to your needs.
What to Consider When Choosing an Extension Ladder for Your Workplace
Before you choose an extension ladder for your workplace, it is important to discern whether you require one of our aluminium extension ladders or one of our fibreglass extension ladders. While aluminium ladders are lightweight, durable and can withstand harsh conditions like rain, moisture, wind and corrosion, they conduct heat and electricity, making them an unsafe choice for applications near or in contact with those elements. On the other hand, fibreglass ladders have a fibreglass construction that ensures the user’s safety in situations where electrical hazards might be present. This is why it is important to tailor the extension ladder you choose to your specific environment.
Furthermore, you should also consider the extension height and the load rating of the extending ladder you choose. At Equip2Go, we have industrial extension ladders in all different kinds of extension lengths, ranging from our Indalex Aluminium Extension Ladder – 2.6m to 4.1m to our Indalex Aluminium Extension Ladder 6.3m to 10.8m. Selecting an extension ladder that has the right adjustable height and load rating for your workplace is vital to preserving the safety of your employees.
Safety Features of Our Industrial Extension Ladders
At Equip2Go, our heavy duty extension ladders all come with various safety features to ensure you get the safest access equipment option for your work environment. For example, Indalex Aluminium Extension Ladders like our Indalex Aluminium Extension Ladder – 4.4m to 7.8m incorporate the best methods of joining industrial grade aluminium structural components so it can withstand repeated use without the joints loosening. These extension ladders also utilise a 3-piece rung joint system for attachment of the ladder side rails, and they are fitted with fully automatic latching systems to stop the upper section from descending out of control. All aluminium components on these ladders have been anodised for superior corrosion resistance and lower retention of dirt and grime.
Moreover, Indalex Aluminium Dual Purpose Ladders like our Indalex Aluminium 8 Step Dual Purpose Ladder is capable of folding up into a straight ladder, providing convenient multi-functionality for your workplace. These foldable extension ladders also have internal spreader bars, a full width rear section and heavy duty lock and release clips to keep these collapsible extension ladders in place.
Furthermore, Indalex Fibreglass Extension Ladders like our Indalex Fibreglass Extension Ladder – 5.2m to 8.9m have robust fibreglass side rails for enhanced strength, making them ideal for applications where electrical hazards are present. They also have anti-slip moulded rubber feet and a fully automatic latching system to ensure the upper section does not descend out of control.
Additionally, our Stockmaster Mezzalad Mezzanine Access Ladder is also available, which provides access to mezzanine floors and spaces above offices, tea rooms etc. This access ladder includes an upper floor gate and two handrails for safe and easy climbing, as well as the capability of being stored out of the way when it is not being used with a simple lift and push action.
Safety features like these help maintain a secure and productive workplace.
Measures You Can Follow to Preserve Your Safety When Using Our Extension Ladders
There are some safety risks associated with using extension ladders, as is the case with all ladder and access equipment. By following these safety measures, you can best avoid injury when using extension ladders.
- Since extension ladders are not self-supporting, they require a stable structure to be grounded on so that they can withstand the intended load. This usually involves placing the extension ladder on a firm, level surface and ensuring the footing is secure.
- Check that all locking ladder hooks are secure before climbing the extension ladder.
- Steer clear of power lines by at least 4 metres if you are using an extension ladder in an outdoor environment.
- Be careful when getting on and off your extension ladder so as to avoid tipping it or causing it to slide
- Always wear appropriate clothing and non-slip footwear when using an extension ladder.
- Avoid leaving your extension ladder unattended.
- Once you have finished using your extension ladder, prepare it for its next use by cleaning it (if necessary), storing it in a secure and covered location and checking that there are no loose or damaged components.
By following these safety precautions, your workers can remain safe and productive when using extension ladders.
Our heavy duty extendable ladders are ideal for all applications that require a ladder of adjustable heights. With warehousing operations located in Dandenong South (VIC), Campbellfield (VIC), Wetherill Park (NSW), Canning Vale (WA) and Yatala (QLD), Equip2Go is your trusted provider of industrial extension ladders Australia.