Apprenticeships have a huge impact on our business, they offer a fresh eye over what we are currently doing and come into the business with new ideas helping us grow. As well as this they gain a vast amount of experience and knowledge to help advance their professional careers. Win Win.
Master Carpenter Colin Demant is a fully qualified and experienced craftsman. Colin has worked with one of our very close suppliers and has over 40 years of experience. This experience means he is skilled enough to build, sand and fit every joint of our popular rolling ladders to absolute perfection.
The HSE have issued a safety alert recently to all scaffolders, contractors and tower suppliers to spread the word out unauthorised access of scaffold towers. In this article you will find the relevant information about the action required and find a useful safety guide from PASMA.
We provide a range of mezzanine access solutions that are applicable for use in both the home and for office/industrial use. But what is a mezzanine? Essentially this is an additional storey/space between the floor and ceiling of a room, perhaps in the form of a raised platform or enlarged landing area that overlooks the room or stairwell below.
If you keep up to date with our social media and blog posts you will already know that at Ladderstore we work very closely with our suppliers. We love it when suppliers pop in, if it’s just for a catch up or for product demonstrations.
Last week our team visited the Bolton Lads & Girls Club Patrons Evening to see how our donations were being used. We had a great evening and heard a range of inspirational stories, we also managed to catch up with our partners. A great night was had by all!
Cyber security and our customers data is something we take very seriously at Ladderstore. We are GDPR Compliant, PCI:DSS Compliant and we are proud to announce we are cyber essentials accredited.
Today our team are taking part in Football Shirt Friday in aid of the Bobby Moore Fund for the reasearch of Bowel Cancer.
On Saturday April 14th Our MD Gail Hounslea and Operations Manager Gareth Monger went down to Sharples school in Bolton to support Bolton Lever Rotary with their meal pack event in conjunction with Rise against Hunger and The Trussell Trust.
We’ve had a brilliant year at Ladderstore and we couldn’t have done it without you. We’d just like to say a massive thank you to all our customers, suppliers and partners for being there and working with us. What a team!
At Ladderstore we are extremely passionate about our customer service and we really try hard to get it right. We are currently looking for a customer service apprentice to work with our experienced team to help and assist our customers.
We recently provided Ladder Association Accredited Training for Trafford Housing Trust. If you are looking to get you or your staff more confident and competent when working at height please don't hesitate to get in touch.
As you have probably gathered by now, we love a bit of customer feedback. Especially when the product have exceeded all expectations!
As you may already know we provide a wide range of bespoke access solutions including Vertical ladders, Shelf ladders and Rolling Ladders to name a few. You will find in this post a customer review of one of our rolling ladders.
Ladder classes can be confusing, and to top it off EN131 is changing in November 2017, but don't worry we have all the information you need.
We recently supplied Martin with a Lyte 3 Section Extension Ladder and an Adjustable Stand Off. This combination worked wonders for his confidence whilst the ladder was in use, and we are really happy to hear so.
We recently helped a customer find the perfect solution, which allowed the drivers at White Logistics & Storage to access the loading bed of the vehicle.
We love following up sales with our customers to see how they got on with their products. I recently contacted Richard Morgan, one of our customers who purchased the Telesteps 60324 Telescopic Loft Ladder.
The chances are you have definitely seen a Vertical Access ladder, on the side of a building, on the back of a lorry or even down the side of a water tank. Whenever a roof or raised area has to be accessed, this access must be undertaken in a safe and planned manner. We have a range of vertical access solutions from our ready made ranges and if your issue is a little more challenging we also offer bespoke solutions.
It's great to hear such positive feedback from our customers and we love to be sent photographs showing our products in use.
We have recently had our annual surveillance ISO 9001 Audit. This year we were visited by Auditor Russ Archer from Isoqar.
Every year Ladderstore makes a donation to Circus Starr, who give over one million underprivileged children and children with disabilities the chance to run away and see the circus to forget their troubles for the day.
Today is a very sad day for the Ladderstore Team. The face of our Credit Account Page (and Marketing Manager) is leaving us for pastures new after 12 long years.
When choosing a loft ladder an electric loft ladder could be the ideal solution. Electric loft ladders open at the touch of a button and saves you stretching and potentially over reaching to open the hatch. Fully operational loft ladders even unfold the actual ladder so there is no manual force required at all! This blog post will take a look at the three electric loft ladders we have on offer and highlight some of the differecnes to help you choose the right electric loft ladder for you.
Do you have a wobbly ladder? If the answer is yes you're in luck. This blog article will give you four tips to stabilise your ladder and ensure that when you are working at height you are doing it safely.
Regular ladder inspections are a vital part of working at height regulations of 2005. Ladders need to be inspected at regular intervals every 3,6 or 12 months depending of the frequency of use. We now offer a ladder inspection service, where an experienced and qualified member of our team will visit you on-site to inspect your equipment. If you would prefer to do this in house, we also offer Ladder Association accredited training which upon completion gives each delegate a Ladder Association ID Card as proof of competence.
As part of our specialist access solutions we offer rolling ladders, which are made to suit your requirments. Believe it or not It's really simple to get started. There have been many queries regarding our bespoke rolling ladders and you can find the most asked questions in this blog post, along with the answers of course. You will also be able to see our customer reviews and case studies.
Recently the owners of a Beverly shoe shop were fined £16,000 after an employee was seriously injured after falling from a domestic ladder. If you are using ladders at work be sure you are not using domestic ladders!
We have recently added two new products to our range of towers. The Boss Ladderspan 3T and The Boss Ladderspan AVG, these are both different methods of safely errecting a tower and this article will show you what these two methods are.
Cleaning windows can be awkward and unsafe if you do not take the correct safety precautions or use the correct equipment. This blog article will give you some helpful tips on planning the work in hand, selecting the correct extension ladder height and working at height safely.
PASMA (Prefabricated access suppliers and manufacturers association) created the Not on Your Life campaign in 2014 to spread awareness of the dangers of non-compliant mobile and scaffolding towers. This year they are pushing the PAS250 classification. PAS stands for 'Public Available Specification' which is a sponsored fast-track standard driven by the needs of the client organizations and developed according to guidelines set out by BSI.
January has passed very quickly and it's proving a popular month for loft ladders. It can be tricky picking a loft ladder, as we have a wide range available. This blog post will take a look at some of our most purchased loft ladders and share with you our customers thoughts to help you choose the best solution for you.
You may not be aware of this but at the moment there is no British Standard when it comes to Roof Ladders. This year the Ladder Association with the help of the HSE and other ladder user groups will together work towards creating a new standard to improve the safety of roof ladders for it's users.
The Zarges Z600 anodised step ladder is one of our newest products on the website and if you need to know what anodising is and what it does then this blog post will explain just that.
Working around power lines should be avoided when possible because of the huge dangers involved. Sometimes you cannot prevent working around power lines so it is vital that you understand the risks and safety procedures.
The 26th October kicked off National Lorry Week which celebrates the role that this sector plays. If you realise it or not the Lorry plays a vital part in our everyday life and we want to ensure that this is recognised as well as keeping lorry drivers safe by helping them prevent falling from their lorries and to help them select the right equipment if necessary.
Last night Gail and Jacky vistied the Emirates Old Trafford in Manchester as we were nominated for the Small Business of the Year Award at the National Apprenticeship Awards.
Aluminium, Fibreglass or Timber. Knowing what material your ladder should be may seem like a difficult task. This blog post will help you decide which material is the best option for the job in hand.
To put it very simply, slipping ladders can cause death. In this blog we will take a brief look at some great accessories that can make working at height safer. If you are working on flat or uneven ground ladders can slip and there are a range of accessories available to help avoid this.
If you have multiple jobs that need completing and think that you need more than one type of ladder for the job, you may be mistaken. A combination ladder may be the perfect solution. Some combination ladders can be turned into two, three, four and even six different ladder types!
We have recently had a ISO:9001 Audit and thought we would share this with you. The IS0:9001 Audit is done by Isoqar and we are audited every 12 months with a recertification every three years.
Our Digital Marketing Manager, Ste Smith, recently completed the Lochalsh Dirty 30 Challenge Walk 2015 in Glenelg, Scotland and has so far raised £275 for The Christie.
It is the busiest time of year for you to get to work on those odd jobs around the house with a little DIY. Each year injuries from DIY equipment cause more than 250,000 serious injuries and 70 deaths. Ladder falls contributes to many of these injuries and 30,000 people need hospital treatment due to falls from ladders each year. With this in mind here are 7 DIY Safety Tips to consider before carrying out your next DIY Task.
Three million people in Great Britain work on or near vehicles every day as part of their work. Some of their daily duties may include the loading and unloading of goods. This article will give you tips and safety information to help you avoid injury when accessing your vehicle.
When working in sectors such as retail, you may have to use access equipment to reach products or items that are stored at height. The use of Kicksteps and Stepladders may be the perfect solution but staying safe should always be the number one priority. This blog article will give you safety tips and advice when using Kicksteps and Stepladders at work. (or anywhere else for that matter)
The construction Industry is one of the most dangerous jobs sectors in the UK. On average 46 people die per year while working in construction. There are many hazards in construction for example; slips and trips, handling and lifting heavy goods, being struck by objects and working at height. Injuries and fatalities in construction are mainly caused by falls from height, In this article we will give you safety tips and advice on staying safe when working at height.
When working at height on mobile or scaffolding towers, safety must be the number on priority. Deaths from non-compliant towers have recently been on the rise, which shows the importance of using compliant towers that conforms to EN 1004.
Falls from height are the most common cause of fatal injuries in the workplace. In 2012 one hundred and forty eight Brits were killed at work. This article will take a look into the most dangerous industries in the United Kingdom. Take a look to find out if your industry is amongst the most dangerous.
As part of the Woking at Height Regulations of 2005 you must ensure that equipment being used is properly inspected and maintained. This article will show you a way to easily keep on top of your inspections and also provide you with details of our Ladder Association Courses which is a national training for users, supervisors and managers wanting to equip themselves with the knowledge, skills and confidence necessary to use ladders legally and safely.
Falls from height are one of the biggest causes of death and serious injury at work. More than 40 people are killed and more than 4,000 suffer major injuries every year. By complying with the working at height regulations of 2005 and using the correct safety equipment these numbers can be reduced.
It is 40 years since the HSE provided a regulatory framework for health and safety in Great Britain. This framework has contributed to making Britain one of the safest places to work in the world. In light of this we are going to look back at changes to health and safety legislation, which can be traced back to 1802.