Rolling ladders are available in multiple styles and with various safety features to prevent any injury to yourself or your employees. American Surplus Inc. has both standard rolling ladders and tilt-and-roll ladders. A standard rolling ladder has four wheels and can easily roll anywhere around your warehouse or facility. Most 3-6 step ladders are even narrow enough to fit through a standard door frame, so maneuverability is never an issue.
Rolling ladders require some safety mechanisms in order to prevent them from rolling around while in use. Two types of safety measures you will see are step locks and flip-down bottom step locks. A traditional step lock automatically prevents the ladder from moving while in use just by stepping on it. The two casters under the first step recede with the added weight and two rubber stoppers make contact with the floor keeping you snug in place until your weight is removed from the ladder.
A flip-down step lock is similar, however in order to engage the lock you must flip the first step down from a vertical position. In order to disengage the lock, there is a foot pedal which must be depressed, allowing the wheel locks to spring back so the ladder can then be moved.
Tilt-and-roll ladders do not require the need for a step lock, as they only have two wheels. In place of the second set of wheels, the front of the ladder is fixed with two rubber stoppers which keep the ladder in place. To move the ladder to a new position, simply tilt it back and roll forward to the designated spot. Most rolling ladders will come equipped with guardrails to make ascending and descending even easier, and some even have a work table at the top step for added functionality.
Whether you need a simple 3-step rolling ladder to reach those shelves that are just out of reach, or you are looking for a reliable 15-step rolling ladder to reach the top of your pallet racking or the highest spots in your facility, American Surplus has you covered! With over 30 years of industry experience and connections across the country, we can find you the right rolling ladder, and exactly the right price. Call (800)876-3736 or request a quote online to see the difference American Surplus can make for you AND your wallet!
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Frequently Asked Questions About Rolling Ladders:
Q: What is a rolling ladder used for?
A: These portable rolling ladders are ideal for providing easy access to materials with high storage locations. Often these are used in shipping or storage areas and warehouse or distribution facilities.
Q: What are the safety benefits of rolling ladders?
A: Rolling ladders are built for stability and security, helping to make these ladders ideal for use in various situations. They are designed with larger steps that are built more like actual stairs making it easy to get a firm foothold. With wider steps and better stability, the risk of sliding or tripping is minimized.
Q: Is fall protection required on a rolling ladder?
A: According to OSHA, fall protection is not needed for personnel climbing or working on mobile rolling ladders.