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Are You Dressed Right For Working At Height?

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There are a lot of factors that need to be considered to stay safe when working at height up ladders, stepladders and scaffolds. Unfortunately, appropriate dress is sometimes overlooked, even by the professionals! In this blog, we’ll cover some of the basics of dressing appropriately when working at height, to guarantee the safety of both you and those working below you.

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How Have Ladders Become Safer?

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In many ways, the modern ladder still seems like quite a simple invention – at least in principle, anyway! It’s easy to forget that even the most basic of ladders is the product of centuries of innovation and progressive attitudes to safety standards. This week on the blog here at Browns, we thought it was worth taking a look at how far they’ve come – and why they’re so much safer than they used to be!

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The Best Ladders For Hanging Festive Decorations

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With Christmas on the horizon, you might already be thinking about how to add a bit of festivity to your home. And depending on your passion and budget, hanging your decorations might be a simple task for a single afternoon, or it might take several days and a whole lot of planning. Either way, you’ll be pleased to hear we’ve got ladders for every eventuality here at Browns Ladders, whether it’s just some tinsel in your living room or elaborate light displays on your exterior walls. So which ladder is best for you?

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Why You’ll Need A Loft Ladder This Christmas

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As November began, we already started to see Christmas trees in shops, with ribbons of decorations strung across high streets. It’s closer than you think! And with that in mind, many of the more organised amongst you might be thinking of ways you’ll be using your loft in the run up to Christmas – it’s likely to see a lot more traffic than perhaps at other times of year. This week on the blog, we’re looking at why it might be a good idea to invest in a decent loft ladder, and why you’ll be thankful for it!

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Quick Autumn Jobs To Get Your Home Ready For The Winter

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With winter well and truly on the horizon, there’s not much of autumn left! The harsh weather of winter can cause quite a few problems for your home and garden if you’re unprepared, so we’ve outlined a few quick jobs it’s best to get done now, before it sets in properly. Trust us, you’ll be thankful that you have!

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Key Steps To Window Cleaning Safely In Winter

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Window cleaning is more dangerous work than lots of people give it credit for – occasionally even the professionals! Performing the job safely means keeping safety in mind at every stage of the process, from initial preparation right through to performing it to completion. This week on the blog, we’ve decided to outline what to consider when choosing your access equipment – especially with winter coming up!

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Best Jobs For Combination Ladders

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We stock a huge range of combination ladders here at Browns Ladders – and for good reason, too. They’re fantastically useful for those particularly tricky little jobs where a normal extension ladder might not be suited and a smaller stepladder might not be tall enough. In case you’re wondering whether or not you should invest in a combination ladder, this week on the blog we’re highlighting some of its best features, as well as what sort of jobs it’s best suited for.

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What’s The Difference Between Platform Height And Working Height?

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Whether you’re keen on DIY or you’re a professional tradesman, you may well have heard the two terms ‘platform height’ and ‘working height’ being mentioned a lot in regards to ladders. However, they’re not exactly the same thing, which can understandably lead to some confusion. It’s one of the more common queries our experts hear at Browns Ladders, so this week on the blog we’re taking a moment to set things straight.

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HSE Release New Guidance On Safe Use Of Ladders

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You may have heard of the HSE, especially if you’re an avid follower of our blog. The British Health And Safety Executive is the national independent watchdog that attempts to minimise threats to safety and physical wellbeing in the workplace. To mitigate these risks, the HSE has recently released new guidance on the safe use of ladders. Here at Browns Ladders, we thought it was worth taking a quick look at what it says.

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Job vacancy: Ladder Inspection Co-Ordinator

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Browns Ladders are one of the UK’s leading Access Equipment specialists and we are looking for a bright & enthusiastic individual to join our Ladder Inspections Team.  

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