The first step in the process is to define the access required. Know your space and your needs, then select the ladder that best suits those needs. The rule of thumb here is to have the top platform come within 5 feet of the highest required access point.
Figure out the width that works best for your space. Usually, there needs to be sufficient space to pass the ladder. That said, the more extensive the ladder width, the better, as the width helps reduce any minor lateral motion from diverse work conditions. Again, a consultation is a good bet for this step as well.
Decide if the ladder needs to go through doorways or make tight corners. While often overlooked, this aspect may be the most critical element in determining which ladder is ideal.
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Consider safety at all times. Rolling ladders are inherently more reliable and sturdy than free-standing extension ladders, but be sure to read up on ladder safety when choosing a ladder. Please scroll for the basics in rolling ladder safety.
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