OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) and ANSI (American National Standards Institute) regulations mandate that a worker/operator working above a specific height (usually 6 feet in height) using a ladder be tied off to a suitable anchor point before performing any work using both his/her hands. However, in many cases, this is not practical. When you are tied off, movements become restricted. Also, a worker may sometimes not be able to find a strong enough anchor point. In such cases, a ladder with enclosed work platform comes in handy. It will give you access to places where there are nothing secure to tie yourself to. It will make your work more safe, and efficient.
Compact safety ladder with enclosed safety platform
A compact safety ladder is ideal for working in constricted areas, such as drop ceilings. The best part is that an operator working above the drop ceilings on a compact safety ladder with enclosed safety platform will also be complying with the OSHA and ANSI tie-off regulations. The design of such a ladder is very versatile and ensures the maximum safety for a worker. It is an ideal alternative to a tie-off. A number of falls from ladders occur due to over-reaching. The enclosed platform helps to prevent that. The ladder is equipped with outriggers. This ensures stability. Transporting the ladder from one place to another, and setting it up is easy since it is constructed out of lightweight fiberglass, and because of its tip and glide wheels. The compact ladder features one-foot increments, fully adjustable. As a result, it can be setup on uneven surfaces, as well as on stairs and upper floors. This ensures that you do not have to compromise on safety, ever. An ordinary stepladder or a mechanical lift cannot be safely setup on uneven surfaces since the sides cannot be adjusted independently.
The ladder is made out of high-strength fiberglass resin composite that is non-conductive. This makes the ladder more durable.
Standard dual safety ladder
The work area is more, compared to the compact safety ladder. Also, it features a safety net. This will prevent any tools from falling off the platform. The workers will be able to work with complete peace of mind, and quickly as well. The standard dual safety ladder is ideal for jobs that require the worker to move around a little. Just like the compact ladder, this one is also constructed out of non-conductive, high-strength fiberglass resin composite, and has completely adjustable one-foot increments. It also complies with the 3 points of contact industry rule, thus ideal for those jobs where there are no suitable fall protection anchors to tie-off to.
Ensuring ladder fall protection, especially while working above a height of 6 feet, is imperative. A dual safety ladder with enclosed work platform provides the maximum security to workers. Also, the workers will be able to work pretty quickly with both their hands. This means increased productivity for the company. A company going with a standard dual safety ladder will also be able to avoid any hassles that may occur as a result of a worker falling off a ladder, and injuring himself/herself.