Introduction to Our Heavy Duty Platform Ladders
Platform ladders are common pieces of access equipment used in a variety of industrial environments. Featuring a large working platform at the top of the ladder, platform step ladders help workers to not only reach items and access high-up spaces but to also allow them to work comfortably and safely at height. At Equip2Go, we have all kinds of Monstar platform ladders, Bailey platform ladders and Indalex platform ladders to suit whatever application you might require. By choosing one of our heavy duty platform ladders for your workplace, you can maintain a safe and productive work environment for your employees.
Platform Ladder Industrial Uses
Like most ladders and access equipment, platform ladders are a staple of many warehouses and factories, making them perfect warehouse platform ladders and factory platform ladders. That being said, they can also function as office platform ladders, construction platform ladders, retail platform ladders, household platform ladders and various others. Our industrial platform ladders are a reliable and effective choice for any work environment.
What to Consider When Choosing a Platform Ladder for Your Workplace
Before choosing a platform ladder for your workplace, it is a good idea to be aware of the ways in which different ladder materials function depending on the environment you use them in. For example, aluminium ladders like our Indalex 4 Step Platform Ladder – 1.2m are lightweight and can usually withstand the effects of rain, moisture, wind and corrosion. However, as aluminium can conduct heat and electricity, these aluminium platform ladders are not ideal for applications that come near or in contact with those elements. On the other hand, fibreglass ladders like our Indalex 5 Step Fibreglass Platform Ladder – 1.5m and our Bailey 8 Step Fibreglass Platform Ladder – 2.32m have fibreglass constructions that are designed to be suited for applications related to heat and electricity. Keeping in mind different ladder materials and how they operate in different conditions is imperative to preserving the safety and efficiency of your employees.
In addition to platform ladder material types, it is also important to decide how many steps you require of a platform ladder, as this will affect the ladder’s height and usage capabilities. At Equip2Go, we have platform ladders ranging from 2 step models, like our Indalex 2 Step Slimline Platform Ladder – 0.6m, to 12 step models, like our Bailey 12 Step Platform Ladder – 3.49m. Choosing a ladder that has the right amount of steps suitable for your intended use enables secure and productive workplace practices.
Safety Features of Our Platform Ladders
Our portable platform ladders are equipped with various safety features to ensure your employees can work comfortably knowing they are secure. These include the following:
Monstar platform ladders like our Monstar 5 Step Platform Ladder – 1.41m provide a large checkerplate platform to stand on, have fully weldable retractable castor wheels for portability and stability, and are foldable for convenient transportation and storage.
Indalex Slimline platform ladders like our Indalex 4 Step Slimline Platform Ladder – 1.2m have a semi tubular steel rivet construction for enhanced durability and double braced bottom steps for superior rigidity when in use. Additionally, they can also fold to 4cm thick.
Bailey JOB Station platform ladders like our Bailey JOB Station 3 Step Platform Ladder – 0.9m have a new trapezoidal tread design that provides an incredibly strong tread to stile joint, and a multi-functional handrail with optional ‘DropLok’ accessories that convert the handrail into a Job Station. These mobile platform ladders also have a fully integrated bracing and castor system for maximum manoeuvrability, as well as fully reinforced checkerplate polypropylene platform that provides a stable anti-slip standing area.
In addition to these rolling platform ladders, we also have a wide selection of Stockmaster order picking ladders and step-thru access ladders that also fulfil platform ladder purposes.
Safety Measures You Can Follow to Best Preserve Your Safety When Using Platform Ladders
There is always a risk when it comes to safety regardless of the ladder you use. Platform ladders are no exception to this. When using our platform ladders, it is important to keep in mind the following:
- Before using your platform ladder, verify that the combined weight of the user and your tools does not exceed the load rating marked on the ladder. Failing to do so could result in the platform ladder collapsing under the combined weight.
- If you are using a platform ladder in an outside environment, steer clear of power lines by at least 4 metres. You should also secure the platform ladder on ground that is stable and solid enough for it to remain still during operation.
- When using the platform ladder, use your hands and feet to keep 3 points of contact with the ladder at all times.
- Always wear appropriate clothing and non-slip footwear when using a platform ladder.
- If, for whatever reason, you have to temporarily leave your platform ladder, recheck it before you use it again and try to be aware of other people and your surroundings.
- Once you have finished using your industrial platform 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 measures, your workplace can stay the safe and productive work environment it needs to be.
Our heavy duty platform ladders are ideal for all applications that require working at 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 platform ladders Australia.