Lock up your ladders

Upon scanning the news today, it seems yet again that instances of ladders being stolen is once again on the increase.

Whether you store your ladder inside or outside it is important to ensure it is properly secure – both day and night. Ladder thieves are highly opportunistic and often already have their eye on what they want to steal. You can never be sure if a thief has their eye on your ladder already.

Recently the news covered a story about an extension ladder which was stolen off some scaffolding. It was secured with rope so was clearly being used on a job. Unfortunately being the evening, no workmen were present so the thieves saw the opportunity to steal it and according to the news, it has not yet been recovered.

Ladders are expensive items and vital to the work of nearly every trades person. Here at BPS Access Solutions we always recommend ensuring your ladder is secure at all times. Even if you store your ladder in a locked garage we still recommend additional security for your ladder. If a thief does gain access to your garage, they would be more likely to steal unsecured items. A secured item does buy you additional time.

With the price of scrap metal continuing to rise, the problem of ladder theft is not going to go away. So it certainly will pay you to invest in a few secure devices which will protect your ladder whether at home or on the move.

Many tradesmen simply do not secure ladders to their vehicle with potential ladder theft in mind. Using a security device such as our universal roof rack ladder clamps will ensure that not only will your ladder be more secure and have a tighter fit on your vehicle than by using ropes or other methods thanks to the double right angled hooks, there is also the opportunity to secure your ladders using a heavy duty padlock which goes through the arm and horizontal clamp bar for maximum security.

When at home our Dual locking anvil brackets are the perfect solution. Designed to deter thieves, these feature strong wall fixings, one hardened steel padlock as well as added protection for the locking arm. We believe our dual locking anvil brackets are the best available on the market. Inferior brackets do nothing to deter the thief and offer limited protection. Suitable for both inside and outside use, keep your ladders super safe with this ingenious product.

Thieves strike very precisely knowing that they are unlikely to be seen. One would imagine with an item such as a ladder, they would be easily seen, however this is often not the case. Ladders have been stolen from locations surrounded by neighbouring properties and busy roads, but yet no one sees the theft take place.

Having a ladder stolen causes a lot of inconvenience, not to mention lost working time and customer grievances. There is also a higher chance the thief will return to your premises again in order to steal something else in the knowledge that your security is not as good as it should be. A little investment to secure your ladders can help avoid the stressful situation of having a set of ladders stolen.

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