Do not leave it too late to replace your ladder

You only need to watch this video ‘Story of A ladder’ to see where we’re coming from on this subject!

It is very common for us to hear stories from our customers which lead them to decide to change their ladder – from a faithful wooden companion which has no rubber feet and is well over 40 years old to actual ladder breakdowns caused by incorrect usage such as a DIY ladder being used for trade purposes.

Many of our customers have been incorrectly advised or had no advice at all when they brought their ladder so often we’ve found their ladder they have been using was unsuitable for the purpose used for.

So what else should you be looking for to know that now is the time for a new ladder?

Firstly, always inspect your ladder before every use – even a simple process like transporting your ladder on a roof rack could cause damage and check for any wear on both the ladder frame and rungs – A repeat of this video could be nasty:)

Health and Safety recommendations change over time and turning up with a ladder from the 70′s is probably going to raise a few eyebrows in the workplace!

Firstly, all ladders nowadays have rubber feet – look out for our big red feet – we treat safety as a paramount concern. Our overlapping rubber feet gives 100% stability and maximum grip to floor surface.

One of our most popular ladders is our Extension Ladder. These ladders are suitable for both DIY and trade use and certified to the latest European and UK trade standards. We have many tradespeople buy their ladders from us from gardeners to decorators, window cleaners to electricians. For more information and demonstration videos, please visit us at

A unique safety feature of our extension ladders is the unique safety stabilizer bar fitted as standard. We have found that no stabiliser bar at all on more expensive options on inferior alternatives. Does your extension ladder have a stabiliser bar?

BPS Ladder rungs are at set 265mm (10.5”) apart for maximum safety and comfort whilst climbing. Rungs placed at these measurements will add strength to your ladder. Rungs that are placed 250mm (11”) or even 300mm (12”) between rungs make the ladder more difficult to climb and the ladder is more likely to ‘bounce’.

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