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Ladders Various types of ladders are available. When considering buying or hiring a ladder, look at the choice available and decide what kind you need for the work you are going to use it for. For occasional work it will be cheaper to hire what you want when you want it. It is probably worth while buying a set of multipurpose steps to suit your most frequency needs. Platform step ladder A platform step ladder gives stable working position with a high level platform for resting tools and materials being used. Available in various heights and with or without a high level hand rail. This type opens up like scissors to give a free standing set of steps with a small platform at the top, thus leaving your hands free and saving the need to keep getting off the steps for tools and materials. They are very stable and, if fitted with a handrail above the platform, extra safe. When choosing a platform ladder, make sure the treads are wide enough to allow you to stand comfortably for long periods. When not in use, the steps fold up and are quite compact to store. Combination ladder A combination ladder offers various arrangements to give a step ladder, an extension ladder and a stair ladder in one piece of equipment. The combinations fold down to about the same size as the platform step ladder but is much more versatile. Three way combination ladders (illustrated right) consist of a pair of ladders which can be arranged in three different configurations to give a simple step ladder, an extension ladder and a step ladder which can be positioned astride steps. Four way combination ladders consist of 3 ladders which can be arranged in the same ways as the 3 way plus an additional arrangement which provide an
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This note was uploaded on 11/27/2009 for the course ENGR 23432 taught by Professor Puliyambath during the Spring '09 term at Punjab Engineering College.

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Ladders - Ladders Various types of ladders are available....

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