Industrial Ladders are a vital component of a smoothly running warehouse space. Not only do these ladders help with the efficiency of a facility they also add to the safety of the employees that are operating the warehouse.
These types of ladders allow workers easy and quick access to any storage area that is at an elevated location like a pallet rack where several rack spaces can be over two metres tall making it quite difficult to reach the top rack. Of course if you are storing heavy items a forklift or similar piece of machinery maybe needed, however if you are retrieving smaller items that are stored in an elevated area a industrial rolling ladder is probably the easiest and safest way to go.
When choosing an industrial ladder it is always best to think about the job that the ladder is supposed to do before acquiring one. There are several types available so the best course of action is to figure out what you need and pick the most appropriate ladder for the job.
One of the more diverse ladders is a rolling ladder. Industrial Rolling ladders generally have 4 wheels which can be locked in to place to secure the ladder once it’s in the position you want it in. Also the ladder has a side rail for safety. The steps are usually constructed with a non slip surface or a grooved for an improved grip, making it safer for employees using the ladder. The beauty of this type of ladder is that once the job is done you can simply move it to a spot where it is out of the way and it can be used at many locations within a warehouse quite easily by just rolling it from location to location. This is much more convenient and safer then carrying a folding ladder around the warehouse.
Walkthrough style Industrial Ladders are another way to go, however the draw back to this type of ladder is that it is permanently fixed in one location and can not be moved at will. This type of application is usually used for roof access and when working in large structures with extremely high vertical spaces.
Step Ladders are another tool that are quite easy to use to get to hard to reach places. These ladders are not designed to be used for real high places but rather come in to play when things are stored at a slightly higher location then eye level. They are made to elevate you a few extra feet to allow you to reach items that may be on a higher shelf than is conveniently reachable without a step ladder.
Telescoping ladders are another excellent and versatile way to go. This type of ladder allows you to lock it in to place at different levels as well as making them easy to store in places where you could not store a conventional ladder. Telescoping ladders are generally design to handle light to medium work loads.
For heavy loads a walk through style or Rolling ladder are the correct way to go. Since those types are more geared towards heavier loads.