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New Safety Guidance Released On Telescopic Ladders

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Following a spate of substandard products being released to the public, the Ladder Association has recently released new safety guidance with regard to the use of telescopic ladders. Safety is extremely important to us here at Browns Ladders, so we’re taking the opportunity to run you through some of the core lessons of this new telescopic ladders guidance.

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We Answer Your Questions About Stepladders

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We pride ourselves in our peerless level of expertise here at Browns Ladders, garnered over more than sixty-five years in operation. Over that time, we’ve found that some questions from customers pop up more often than others. With that in mind, we’ve decided to address some of the most pressing ones in an FAQ. This week’s blog deals with your most commonly asked questions about stepladders.

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Quick Ladder Checks Before Use – Series 2 – Screws, Dirt & Materials:

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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 including things like protruding screws, loose parts, dirt and manufacture defects.

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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