Introduction to Our Heavy Duty Step Ladders
Step ladders are used to access high spaces and just out-of-reach areas in a variety of work environments. While predominantly designed for industrial use, they can also be used commercially and domestically. At Equip2Go, our range of heavy duty step ladders provides you with the best in durability and reliability. Additionally, with their collapsible designs, our folding step ladders fold flat for easy storage, making them a must-have for workplaces that are limited on space.
Step Ladder Industrial Uses
Given their convenience, our step ladders are used in all kinds of industrial environments. They commonly function as warehouse step ladders, factory step ladders, office step ladders, retail step ladders, school step ladders hospital step ladders and many others. Our industrial step ladders are a reliable and effective choice for any work environment.
What to Consider When Choosing a Step Ladder for Your Workplace
Before choosing one of our durable step ladders for your workplace, you should decide what material you want your ladder constructed with. For example, we have aluminium step ladders like our Indalex 12 Step Double Sided Aluminium Step Ladder. With their lightweight aluminium design that ensures all aluminium components have been anodised for better corrosion resistance and lower retention of dirt and grime, these aluminium ladders can withstand most weather conditions. However, as aluminium can conduct heat and electricity, you should avoid using them near any energised electrical equipment. On the other hand, fibreglass step ladders like our Indalex 7 Step Fibreglass Double Sided Step Ladder do not conduct heat or electricity, making them a reliable choice for applications that come near or in contact with those things. This is thanks to fibreglass pultrusions in their side rails that make these fibreglass ladders suitable for use in environments where electrical hazards may exist. It is important to discern what kind of step ladder is the most suitable for your workplace before selecting one for purchase.
Furthermore, you should also be aware of the different amounts of steps our industrial step ladders have as this can influence how and when they are used. For example, we have step ladders with 2 steps, like our Little Monstar 2 Step Compact Step Ladder, as well as step ladders with up to 16 steps, like our Indalex 16 Step Fibreglass Double Sided Step Ladder. Since the number of steps a step ladder has also affected its height, it is important to bear these in mind when choosing a step ladder for your workplace.
Safety Features of Our Industrial Step Ladders
Our heavy duty step ladders are equipped with a number of safety features to ensure that your employees have a stable and secure work ladder when carrying out access tasks. For example, our Little Monstar Compact Step Ladders, like our Little Monstar 5 Step Compact Step Ladder, have a 150kg load rating and feature a compact foldaway design that enables convenient storage. With rear roller castors for ease of movement, heavy-duty tread for added safety on all steps and a strong safety bracket including a recess for storing tools and bucket hooks, these compact step ladders are a good choice for most industrial environments.
Moreover, Indalex Slimline Ladders like our Indalex 4 Step Slimline Platform Ladder has a semi tubular steel rivet construction for enhanced durability. They have a diagonal locking spreader bar to allow for single-handed deployment of the ladder, as well as double-braced bottom steps for superior rigidity. Additionally, they can fold to 4cm thick.
Furthermore, Indalex Dual Purpose Ladders like our Indalex Aluminium 8 Step Dual Purpose Ladder possess the capability of folding up into a straight ladder, providing dual functionality on top of their step ladder design. They have a full width rear section for greater stability and heavy duty lock and release clips with spring steel to ensure they stay in place. In addition to these features, these dual purpose step ladders also have a blue copolymer top with paint can hook and solid aluminium rivets that fasten the steps to the side rails for added durability.
Safety features like these allow your employees to work at their best knowing they are safe and secure.
Safety Measures You Can Follow to Best Preserve Your Safety When Using Ladder Equipment
As with all ladders and access equipment, there is always a risk when it comes to safety. Below is a list of several safety precautions you can take to ensure you can avoid workplace injuries when using ladders.
- Before using your step ladder, check to make sure that your combined weight with your tools does not exceed the load rating marked on the ladder. Weights that exceed this load rating can cause the ladder to collapse under you.
- If you are using a step ladder in an outdoor environment, steer clear of power lines by at least 4 metres. You should also secure the step ladder on the ground that is stable and solid enough for it to remain still during operation.
- Always wear appropriate clothing and non-slip footwear when using a step ladder.
- When using the step ladder, use your hands and feet to keep 3 points of contact with the ladder at all times.
- If, for whatever reason, you have to temporarily leave your step ladder, recheck it before you use it again.
- Try to be aware of other people and your surroundings when using your step ladder.
- Once you have finished using your step ladder, prepare it for its next use by cleaning it (if necessary), checking that there are no loose or damaged components and storing it in a secure and covered location.
By following these safety measures, your workplace can stay the safe and productive work environment it needs to be.
Our heavy-duty step ladders are ideal for accessing out-of-reach areas in a range of industrial environments. 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 step ladders Australia.