Hewitt Ladders Ltd
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Choosing The Right Ladder Which Size? Always consider carefully which size of ladder is required. Remember that working height, ie the height that can be comfortably reached, is: Approximately 2m (6’0”) above quoted platform heights for stepladders/stools Approximately equal to extended lengths for extension ladders Approximately 1m (3’0”) above quoted top tread heights for 3 ways/combination ladders in any mode What Rating? Ladders should be designed to British Standards. This classifies the ladder according to the type of use and loading levels they are capable of withstanding. Consider carefully all these factors befre choosing and always look for the Kitemark If in doubt, select the stronger product. Classification is as follows:
STEPLADDERS/3 WAYS/COMBINATION/EXTENSION LADDERS BS 2037
Class 1 HEAVY DUTY. Max. Vertical static load 175kg(27.5st). Duty Rating 130kgs(20.4st) Max.
BS EN 131 LIGHT TRADE /DIY Max. Vertical static load 150kg(23.6st). (Replaced previous BS 2037 Class 2 in November 1995.
BS 2037 Class 3 DOMESTIC/DIY ONLY Max. Vertical static load 125kg(19.5st). Duty Rating 95kgs(15st) Max.
STEP STOOLS BS 7377 Class GGENERAL DOMESTIC/LIGHT COMMERCIAL Duty Rating 100kgs(15.8st) Max.
LOFT LADDERS BS 7553 Class H HEAVY DUTY. Duty Rating 150kgs (23.6st) Max. BS 7553 Class G GENERAL DUTY Duty Rating 100kgs (15.8st) Max.
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