When was the ladder invented?

home-Extension-LadderDid you know that ladders were invented Mesolithic period, about 10,000 years ago? Cave paintings found in Valencia, Spain depict two people carrying baskets or bags. They’re using a long ladder to access a wild honeybee nest and raid it for its precious content of honey. The ladder as we know it in modern times was developed by the ancient Egyptians and ancient Hebrews.

The most common type of ladder is the ridged ladder. These come in many forms including extension ladders, step ladders, combination ladders and more. To find out more about all the different types of ladders, we wrote a blog post on this back in 2012 covering them in more detail HERE.

In the blog post we cover the forms and types of ladders, safety considerations and how to select the right ladder for the job.

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