Each year, hundreds of thousands of individuals in the UK pay a visit to A&E, following an accident in the garden. falls being one of the most common. With this in mind, we are looking at the best garden ladders available today. From tripod ladders to A-Frame ladders.
When it comes to hedge cutting, the tripod ladder comes up as favourite. Tripod ladders are ideal for positioning. Tripod ladders are extremely stable when working at a height. anything that improves stability will reduce the chance of accidents.
Another benefit of a tripod ladder over a more traditional ladder is its weight. The lightweight ladder is easier to move.
It’s also a good idea to pick a product with a platform. While steps offer a surface to work from, a platform is more comfortable and safer to work from and will help minimise the risk of falls.
Tripod Ladders are essential for large topiary and hedges. Depending on the angle of the ground, you can either work face-on, with the 3rd leg pushed into the hedge, or sideways, with the ladder parallel to the hedge. The adaptability of the three legs, the stability from the wide base, and comfort that the double rungs give you, allow you to spend plenty of time to do jobs properly, without falling.
Ideal for orchard work, both for picking fruit and pruning, where thanks to the single back leg, you can get right into the crown of the tree. Unlike traditional pointed A-Frame designs, you can lean over the top, or rest picking baskets on the top platform. Tripod ladders are considerably wider at the base than a traditional A-Frame ladder, have the telescopic back leg very important on sloping ground, another safety feature of Tripod Ladders is that they are welded not riveted, so are much, much stronger also being exceptionally light and easy to use.