How To Choose
ABRU, the leading manufacturer of ladders and access equipment in the UK, has a complete range of ladder and access equipment suitable for both trade and DIY markets. Always select the correct ladder for the job. Check the type of product, the working height required and the maximum safe working load.
Always follow the manufacturer’s safety and operating instructions. Remember our customer services department are available during office hours to help with your queries, please call on 01773 525 710.
Remember that working height (ie. the height that can be reached comfortably) 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.
|Stepladders / Combination / Extension Ladders|
|BS 2037 Class 1||Heavy Duty||Duty Rating 130kg (20.4st) max.||Max. vertical static load 175kg (27.5st)|
|BS EN 131*||Light Trade / DIY||Duty Rating 115kg (18.1st) max.||Max. vertical static load 150kg (23.6st)|
|BS 2037 Class 3||Domestic / DIY Only||Duty Rating 95kg (15st) max.||Max. vertical static load 125kg (19.5st)|
|EN 14183||General Domestic / Light Commercial||Duty Rating 150kg (23.6st) max.|
|EN 14975||Heavy Duty||Duty Rating 150kg (23.6st) max.|
*Replaced previous BS 2037 Class 2 in November 1995.
1. Always use the correct ladder for the job. Check the type, size and rating.
2. Always use 'Kitemarked' products. Look for the British Standards Logo.
3. Always follow manufacturer's safety and operating instructions.
The Work at Height Regulations 2005
Under the WAHR:
• Ladders Can Be Used For Access and Egress
• Ladders Can Be Used To Work From
• Ladders Are Legal