It’s always hard for us here at Douglas Equipment to pick our most popular items, as we simply stock such an incredible range of products. However, one thing is for sure – when it comes to ladders, one of our most sought-after items is a rolling steel ladder with safety brakes.
If you’re going to use a ladder within your facility on a regular basis, then you’ll likely understand that safety is paramount. Falls from heights in excess of a dozen feet can be severely damaging and even have the potential to be fatal. A rolling steel ladder will give you maximum convenience as you can simply roll it to wherever you need it to be, but for safety’s sake, it should be fitted with brakes that will keep it in one place when it is in use.
What to Look for When Purchasing a Rolling Steel Ladder
- Make sure your ladder has safety brakes mounted on all four wheels.
- Look for the construction of the ladder—the rigidity of the material it is made from. Some aluminum ladders are fine, but for the real quality of a build, we always recommend steel.
- Look for additional safety features such as a guardrail on both sides of the ladder.
- Pay close attention to the wheels and the depth of the tread used. The wider the tread, and the sturdier the wheels, the better.
Don’t Compromise on Safety – Consider Ladders Made by EGA
A ladder is more than just “a ladder”, as EGA‘s range of products demonstrates they have no less than 10 full ladder lines encompassing 360 different models. You can select from a wide range of materials (steel, aluminum or stainless), treads, step widths, and floor locking or braking systems. Whatever your need may be, EGA will have something for you.
The floor locking system used is pretty ingenious. As soon as an individual places their weight upon the first step, the spring-loaded casters that give the ladder its mobility, are automatically retracted by steel reinforced rubber tips. Your ladder is therefore secured and becomes an immovable object. Once the ladder has been used you simply step on a foot pedal. This retracts the rubber tips and replaces them with the casters and as if by magic, your rolling ladder is mobile once again!
There are plenty of other options in the full line of ladders manufactured by EGA, including work platforms, folding ladders, and dual access or double entry platforms and ladders.
Looking for More Ladder Options?
To learn more about the ladders from EGA and other material-handling equipment supplied Douglas Equipment you can speak to a member of our experienced sales team. Call us directly at 1-800-451-0030. You’ll be greeted by an experienced member of our team that can offer any assistance that you may need. If you’d prefer, you can use the online contact form that’s available on our website and we’ll follow up with you as soon as we can. Shop for your supply of rolling steel ladders with safety brakes at Douglas Equipment.