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Industrial Ladders

Here at First Mats, you can find an extensive range of industrial ladders to suit all budgets and applications. From kick steps and lightweight step ladders for DIY tasks to heavy-duty extension ladders and specialist fibreglass ladders for electricians, First Mats has got you covered with exceptional quality products. Our Industrial Ladders all conform to EN131 safety standards ensuring your safety whilst working at heights.

Industrial Ladders In The Workplace

Industrial ladders are found in almost every workplace across the country. They are invaluable pieces of equipment when you need to reach higher items or areas safely.

Our Industrial ladders come in all different shapes and sizes. This means you can pick and choose the perfect type for your business.

Types of Industrial Ladders

You may find that a warehouse environment will benefit more from Warehouse Steps and Warehouse Picking Trolleys. This is because these make processes such as order picking and reaching items high up on racking simple and easy.

Retail shops will find those types of Industrial Ladders too cumbersome, so Kick Steps and Stools are the perfect options here. These provide convenient and safe access and help prevent injuries and accidents caused by excessive stretching.

At other times, you need your industrial ladder to be easily transportable to carry it with you on the go efficiently. Extension Ladders are perfect for this type of professional use as they are designed to be extendable and can double or triple in length from their folded state.

For a more versatile option, Combination Ladders are the way to go. These are very flexible and can be configured in multiple ways to fit for purpose in various locations.

In most cases, our Aluminium Ladders will be suitable, but we also offer Fibreglass Ladders for Electricians.

Legal Guidance

Common sense plays a large part in the safe handling of industrial ladders, but even so, there are still some legal rules to follow to ensure maximum safety of the people on and surrounding them.

The main one is the ‘Work at Height Regulations 2005’, which covers all basic aspects of how to use industrial ladders safely and sensibly.

There is no requirement for who can use industrial ladders but having instructions and understanding how to use the equipment safely is very beneficial.

Make your ladders even safer using our Safety Inspection Tags for Ladders and Scaffolding.

Further Reading for Industrial Ladders

What Are the Working At Height Rules?

Working at height can be a hazardous activity, particularly if it is not approached with care and attention. To protect life and limb, there are various rules, regulations and guidelines that should be followed whenever you or your employees are working above ground level.  Read on for an overview of working at height, safely and responsibly...  What does working at height mean?  Working at height, as defined by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), is 'work in any place where, if precautions are not taken, a person could fall a distance liable to cause personal injury.  This includes working above the ground...

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Top 5 Uses for Kick Steps

Kick Steps, or Kick Step Stools, are handy to keep on site for most types of businesses, and are a common piece of School or Office Equipment. Used predominantly in stock and store rooms, they are also very useful in domestic kitchens, libraries and commercial or retail enterprises. Comprising of a sturdy step/stool mounted on retractable castors, the kick stool has earned its reputation as a safe, easy to use and convenient step. Here's our top five use cases 1. Garage/workshop  Using a kick step stool in the garage or in a workshop allows you to sit and work comfortably at lower levels,...

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Are Your Ladders to EN131 Standards?

EN131 standards cover the minimum requirements needed for portable steps and ladders manufactured from metal (and certain other materials such as GRP) to be considered safe to use. These are European committee for standardisation (CEN) harmonised standards which have been put in place to reduce risks and prevent ladder accidents from happening. Recently, these standards have been changed. Keep reading our quick guide to find out how they are different and how this impacts you. When did EN131 Standards change? The change has been spilt into three parts, with the full change coming fully into effect on January 1st, 2019....

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Recommended EN131 Professional Ladders

Here at First Mats, we offer a great range of ladders which conform to EN131 Professional standards. This standard verifies that a ladder is designed and constructed to offer the highest level of safety for users, so you can be reassured that you are buying a safe and high-quality product for your workplace. Our extensive range of EN131 Professional Ladders includes combination ladders, step ladders and extension ladders, so you can choose the product that best suits your individual needs. We have collated a list of our recommended ladders which meet the EN131 Professional standard to help you decide which product...

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Our Best Extension Ladders

Extension ladders are essential products for working safely at height. These ladders can be extended to allow the user to reach greater heights than with a fixed ladder but are easy to store and transport when not in use. The ladders featured in this blog post fully conform to EN131 standards for the safety of portable steps and ladders, so you can be reassured that they are safe and secure to use. They are ideal for use in a wide range of work environments, including industrial workplaces, for painting and decorating, or for other DIY tasks at home. Here’s a...

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Our Best Combination Ladders

Combination ladders are highly versatile products, providing many functions within one ladder. This means that you won’t need to purchase and store multiple different ladders, saving you space in the workplace and saving money too. These ladders are safe and secure to use, and they fully conform to new EN131 standards for the safety of portable steps and ladders. They are easy to convert between different configurations, making them ideal for use in various work environments, including industrial workplaces, and for painting and decorating. We’ve collated a list of our top 5 combination ladders to help you choose the best product for...

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