Leading ladder manufacturer WernerCo has issued a reminder of the benefits offered by fibreglass ladders and is urging tradesmen to consider making this type of product an essential part of their toolkit.
Traditionally, fibreglass ladders have been seen as a solution for working around electricity, with the non-conductive stiles preventing against electrical shocks. However, it is important that tradesmen do not discount the value the fibreglass ladders can offer for other non-electrical work.
Fibreglass is extremely resistant to weathering and does not absorb moisture – making it ideal when working in wet or damp environments – minimising the risk of long-term damage and making them suitable for a wide variety of jobs.
Jamie Brassington, Product Manager at WernerCo, commented: “Whenever tradesmen are working at height, it’s important to ensure they are using a suitable and reliable set of ladders. Thanks to their durable nature, fibreglass ladders are a great solution for a wide variety of jobs whilst also offering the additional benefit of protecting users from electrical shocks.
“In the United States, over 50% of all ladders sold across all trades and construction industries are fibreglass, so it is surprising that tradesmen here in the UK often underestimate the value of this type of ladder. By investing in fibreglass tradesmen will not only be equipping themselves with a reliable set of ladders, but they will also be making sure they have a safe solution should they ever happen to be working around electricity.”
When purchasing a fibreglass ladder, contractors and electrical engineers should ensure they are choosing a reputable manufacturer in order to guarantee the quality of the product. Some of the leading models on the market feature rails made using a proprietary pultrusion process, which creates a seven-layer construction, resulting in a strong and uniform product. Additionally, any fibreglass ladder purchased should be approved to the latest EN131 standard to certify its use for professional work.
WernerCo manufactures a comprehensive range of fibreglass ladders. Under the reputable Werner and Youngman brand categories is a choice of trade and industrial-standard platform and swingback stepladders, and a comprehensive selection of utility extension ladders. Additionally, Werner fibreglass ladders are also compatible with lock-in accessories to help further improve the productivity for tradesmen.
To find out more information on the range of access solutions from WernerCo’s range of fibreglass ladders, visit the WernerCo website.