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What do the colors mean on Werner Ladders?

What do the colors mean on Werner Ladders?

load capacity
Werner Ladders are Color Coded for load capacity, ANSI ladder class and even more importantly for our safety. STEPLADDERS: On fiberglass stepladders the fiberglass frame is colored, and on aluminum stepladders the base caps/pads and top caps are colored coded.

How do you unlock a ladder hinge?

To Unlock Hinge Compress palm buttons inward to “self lock”. Position ladder in the correct “use” position and the hinge lock will engage auto- matically. It may be difficult to unlock hinges if there is pressure. To relieve pressure, jiggle half the ladder back and forth until hinge can be easily engaged.

Can I sit on top of a ladder?

Stepladder Safety Tempting as it may be, never sit or stand on the very top step of the ladder. In fact, ladder manufacturers—and emergency room doctors—recommend never standing above the third highest step. Only climb up the front of the ladder, never the back side.

What is a multi purpose ladder?

Multi-Purpose Ladder Features. ADJUST HEIGHT QUICKLY. With spring loaded j-locks and adjust angle with soft touch push knobs. CUSHIONED HAND GRIPS. Soft touch push knobs locks positions in place.

What’s the weight limit on a Werner Ladder?

Remember that the Duty Rating is the maximum safe load capacity of the ladder. Hence, Duty Ratings are described in terms of pounds, such as a 300 lbs. Duty-Rated Type IA ladder which is designed for heavy industrial use where the total weight on the ladder must not exceed 300 pounds.

What is the weight of a duty rated ladder?

Hence, Duty Ratings are described in terms of pounds, such as a 300 lbs. Duty-Rated Type IA ladder which is designed for heavy industrial use where the total weight on the ladder must not exceed 300 pounds. Choosing the right size or length ladder is just as important as selecting the right style.

How tall do you have to be to stand on a step ladder?

To ensure you choose the ladder best suited to your needs, follow the Werner height safety chart. The highest permitted standing level on a step ladder is two steps down from the top. A person standing higher may lose their balance and fall. A person’s maximum safe reaching height is approximately 4′ higher than the height of the ladder.

How to choose the right ladder for your job?

The weight of the user, including clothing, tools, and materials must not exceed the duty rating. Workers should consider both the weight which will be on the ladder and the work application, and select a Grade of ladder that is designed to handle anticipated usage.