This ladder may not look like much, but it’s gotten design accolades out the wazoo. It’s a collaboration between the Metaphys design lab and Hasegawa Kogyo Co, a top manufacturer of ladders in Japan since 1956. They reimagined the ladder to be a sleek, refined work of art that delivers stability and safety features for any project.
Whether you’re a professional or do-it-yourselfer, it’s important to choose the right ladder for your job. Ladder ratings are determined by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI). There are five ladder categories, and each ladder type handles a specific load capacity. To help you determine which ladder is best for you, check out the ANSI ladder ratings chart below:
Ladders are rated by their load capacity, or how much weight they can hold. This rating includes the user’s weight and any tools or supplies being used on the ladder. In addition, the ANSI ladder ratings chart below will help you decide which ladder is safest for your needs.
The X-Tower Multi-Position Fiberglass Orange Ladder is a multi-functional ladder that saves you time and money by eliminating the need to purchase and haul multiple ladders for different projects. This ladder’s revolutionary design combines the functions of an extension, wall, twin and stairway stepladder with scaffold bases for maximum versatility and ease of use. It is available in three models based on size and reach of the ladder, and all models are OSHA and ANSI approved.
This ladder features a large top platform for standing and a built-in project tray that holds tools and supplies. It’s rated to hold up to 300 pounds and has a secure, self-locking safety latch. It’s made of aluminum and steel with a durable, rust-free finish. It also has a non-slip step and foot, and it’s non-conductive for working around electricity.
Ladder accidents are common, but some can be devastating. A 51-year-old Orange County man died Wednesday when the hydraulic ladder he was using to change light bulbs on a Whittier motel sign collapsed. Police say Mike Willis was replacing the fluorescent lights on the Budget Inn sign in Whittier when a cable snapped and the ladder began to descend, causing him to fall about 40 feet onto concrete below. A California Division of Occupational Safety and Health investigation is ongoing.