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Series 2 – Screws, Dirt & Materials: Quick Checks Before Using Your Ladders

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In the second and final instalment in our series about home ladder inspections, we’re running you through some quick things to check each time you use your ladder. Though professional, detailed inspections should be carried out every six months or so, you should never assume the integrity of a ladder before you use it, so it’s vital to do your own checks before you place so much as a foot on it.

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Series 1 – Staying Safe: Quick Checks Before Using Your Ladders

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At Browns, you’ll often hear us talk about the importance of ladder inspections, and for good reason. Ladders can show their age in a number of ways, and damaged ladders are liable to collapse and injure their users – sometimes fatally.

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Spring Cleaning With Ladders: Clearing Out Gardens And Lofts

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Continuing on from last week’s blog, you may well be planning – or even in the midst of – some odd spring cleaning jobs around the house. As always, ladders and other access equipment are invaluable tools, so we’re back with more helpful tips on how to use them around the house.

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Spring Cleaning With Ladders: Cleaning Gutters And Windows

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Spring is in the air, and you might be thinking about taking advantage of the nicer weather to get started on some spring cleaning around the house. As ever, you’ll probably find that access equipment is your best friend – but it’s vital to follow proper procedure to guarantee your own safety and that of others around you.

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Authorities In Derbyshire Recall Faulty Ladders

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Telescopic ladders are a relatively recent and highly popular addition to the ladder market. There’s no shortage of reasons for their popularity either – chief amongst them is their versatility and ease of use. However, in Derbyshire thousands of these ladders have been recently withdrawn from sale due to safety concerns. If you own a telescopic ladder, it’s definitely worth taking a moment to confirm its suitability for the job before you start using it.

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Innovations In Ladder Design That Make Our Lives Easier

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The ladder is an undeniably ancient invention, with its first depictions now thousands of years old. It’s certainly stood the test of time, and it might not seem like it’s changed much. But although it’s true the overall design has stayed roughly the same, we’ve made lots of piecemeal advances in ladder technology that now make jobs all over the world safer, easier and more convenient for homeowners and professionals alike.

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When’s The Best Time To Use A Scaffold Tower?

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Though both ladders and scaffold towers are immensely useful pieces of access equipment, they can be useful in different sets of circumstances. In this week’s blog, we touch upon some of the key differences between the two of them so that you can be sure you’re using the right tool for the right job.

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The Facts About Safety When Using Ladders

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Ladders are amongst the most frequently-used pieces of access equipment across the globe. However, there are still some aspects of their usage which aren’t common knowledge, and sometimes these can make all the difference between using them safely or not.

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March Marks First National Ladder Safety Month

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Aiming to cut down on the number of ladder accidents, the American Ladder Institute has declared this month to be the first National Ladder Safety Month.

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Which Ladders Should Electricians Use?

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Like many trades, electricians are subject to their own occupational hazards, the consequences of which can range from the mildly painful to the immediately fatal. When carrying out any task that involves working with electricity, choosing the correct access equipment is a big part of getting the job done right.

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