LadderMate applies mathematical principles to this problem. By preventing that
downward force from going all the way down the stiles to the floor, it transfers
most of it along the LadderMate itself back towards the wall. It therefore changes
the force from downward and outward to downward and inward, in the process making
the user the preventer of an accident instead of the cause of one.
There are several benefits to using LadderMate:
- Considerably reduces risk of outward ladder slip.
- Braces ladder to reduce the amount of flex or "bounce" to make
users feel more secure.
- Increases the effective base of the ladder by forming a much larger trapezium-
shaped base than with just the ladder itself. This gives more sideways stability.
- Ensures that users erect the ladder at approximately the recommended angle.
This will vary slightly depending on the configuration of the ladder.
- Takes less than 5 seconds to fit. We recognised that people are reluctant
to use safety equipment if it takes too long to install, especially if they
are paid on a bonus basis.
- Most importantly for employers, LadderMate costs less than a days pay for
another person to foot the ladder and once bought it will last for years.
EASE OF INSTALLATION
To use LadderMate is simplicity itself. The sections are designed to slot into
each other and the unit is then placed over the bottom rung from the inside
of the ladder. Pull the two parts outward until they are touching the inside
of the stiles and that is it! Less than 5 seconds from start to finish. Full
instructions are supplied with every unit. Models may vary from one part of
the world to another. The product illustrated here is the non-UK model.
HOW DO WE KNOW IT WORKS?
We decided the best way to prove that LadderMate does what we claim was by
making a ladder dangerously unsafe and seeing if our product would prevent it
slipping. So what we did was to attach some free-running wheels to the bottom
of a ladder so that when it was leant against a wall it would just slip away
by itself. When we attached LadderMate, we were able to safely climb the ladder
â€“ in fact three people went up it at the same time and it did not slip
despite our best efforts to make it do so.
WHO IS USING LadderMate?
We have supplied literally thousands of companies over the last 4 years from
Penzance to The Shetlands and in France, Belgium, Cyprus and Denmark. These
include over 120 local authorities, many Blue-Chip companies including the leading
satellite TV company, major painting contractors, window cleaning companies,
telecoms, electricity companies, Universities, Police, Fire Brigade, sign and
security installers and more.
WHAT DO THEY SAY ABOUT LadderMate?
"If I had a ladder at home I would buy a LadderMate" â€“
"It is reassuring to know that we are sending them (our engineers)
out properly equipped with the best safety products"- Safety Officer,
the leading satellite TV company.
"Over the last year we have bought LadderMates from you and these
are issued to our painters who have found them very reassuring in use and very
easy to attach to the ladder. In fact we have got 3 or 4 men who insist on taking
a LadderMate with them from job to job wherever they are working."
â€“ Safety Officer for a major London painting contractor.
"In my opinion this (LadderMate) was the best product shown at the
recent Health & Safety show at Olympia." â€“ Health &
Safety Officer, London Borough of Hillingdon.