You are here: Home » information » INDUSTRY ENCYCLOPEDIA » What are the 4 common ladder types?

What are the 4 common ladder types?

Views: 122     Author: Site Editor     Publish Time: 2019-08-13      Origin: Site

What are te 4 common ladder types?

Ladder is one of the most widely used aerial work tools. Whether the ladder is used correctly is related to the safety of users. There are many types and forms of ladders. The material is also available in bamboo, wood, steel and aluminum alloy ladders. Do you know the type of ladder and the precautions for using the ladder?

step ladder

Single Ladder

A single ladder is a basic piece of equipment .The Single Ladder is a non-self-supporting portable ladder that is non-adjustable in length,which consist of one section. It is intended for use by one person.Single ladders can be manufactured using different materials including Aluminium and Fibreglass, the rungs can be riveted, swaged or glued and they come in a range of sizes from 8′  to 20′.

Extension ladders

An extension ladder is essential when carrying out tasks at height , it is essential to choose the correct product for the job taking into account working height and weight load. The general extension ladder is designed to reach a height of 10 meters and can withstand static vertical loads of up to 175 kg. Designed for strength and stability, these extension ladders feature non-slip feet and crosspieces to help ensure safe use.

Extension ladders

Step Ladder

The step ladder is a self-supporting foldable ladder, the length is non-adjustable, with flat steps and a hinged design for ease of storage. It is intended for use by one person. the maximum work height is established by the user's height and reach to the highest standing level of the stepladder.A step ladder requires level ground support for all four of its side rails. If this work site condition does not exist, a step ladder should not be selected for the job.

Dual purpose ladder

The dual purpose ladder is a standard step work that can be "flip" open as a single/straight ladder. This can be very convenient, it can transform a variety of locations, providing users with a variety of options for different tasks around the house or at work. Dual purpose ladders are typically made of aluminum and non-conductive glass fibers.The multi-purpose ladder can be completely closed to the storage location, which makes storage easy and efficient.


Precautions for using ladders

1. Check the appearance of the ladder before use. If it does not meet the safety requirements, it must be repaired or replaced immediately.

2. Ladders should be placed on a sturdy and stable surface and must not be placed on ice, snow or slippery surfaces without anti-slip and fixtures.

3. Tool bags should be prepared for working on aluminum alloy ladders. It is strictly forbidden to work on two or more people on the same ladder at the same time.

4. Do not exceed the maximum load bearing quality indicated by the ladder when using the ladder.Before moving a ladder take care to ensure that all tools and other items have been removed from the ladder.

If this article is helpful to you, please forward it to more people in need.


Zhejiang Stable Master Industry and Trading Co.,Ltd. is a professional manufacturer of ladders. We have more than 10 years in manufacturing steel tube and steel bars exceeds 20000 tons for one year.

Our main products:

3 step aluminium ladder    

step stool for closet    

step stool tall    

5 foot ladder    

4 step stool    

7 foot ladder    

kick step stool    

20 ft step ladder    

6 feet ladder    

collapsible step ladder    

If you are looking for Ladder manufacturer, please feel free to contact us !


What Drives Us




Industry Encyclopedia

Tel: + 86 579 8779 2086
       86 150 6802 1512
Fax: + 86 579 8790 2089
WhatsApp:+86 150-6802-1512
Wechat : +86 150-6802-1512
Add: Wangzhai Industrial Zone, Wuyi, Jinhua, Zhejiang, China
© Copyright 2019 by Zhejiang Stable Master Industry & Trading Co., Ltd. Privacy Policy.