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Astrolift offer New Zealand's most extensive range of warehouse equipment and are dedicated to consistently enhancing the quality and variety of our product offerings.

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Selecting the Right Platform Ladder


When choosing a platform ladder, it's crucial to consider factors such as the required height, weight capacity, and intended use. Astrolift offers a wide range of platform ladders to suit various applications, including order picking, maintenance, and electrical work. Evaluate your specific needs to determine the most suitable ladder for your operations.


Proper Use and Maintenance

To ensure the longevity and safety of your platform ladder, it's essential to follow proper usage guidelines and regular maintenance practices. Inspect your ladder before each use, checking for any signs of damage or wear. Always adhere to the manufacturer's recommendations for weight capacity, and avoid overloading the ladder. Regular maintenance, such as cleaning and lubrication, can help prevent premature wear and extend the life of your ladder.


Product Category Summary and Astrolift Benefits

In summary, platform ladders are an indispensable tool for businesses requiring safe and efficient working at heights. Astrolift's range of high-quality platform ladders caters to a variety of industries and applications, ensuring that you can find the perfect solution for your needs.


Astrolift is dedicated to providing innovative, reliable warehouse equipment that enhances workplace safety and productivity. By choosing Astrolift, you're not only investing in top-quality platform ladders but also in exceptional customer service and support. Trust Astrolift to help elevate your business to new heights with our industry-leading platform ladders and warehouse solutions.

What are platform ladders?

Platform ladders are a type of ladder designed with a broad, slip-resistant standing platform and guardrails to provide a safe and stable workspace at elevated heights.

How do platform ladders differ from regular ladders?

Unlike regular ladders, platform ladders have a wide, flat surface at the top, along with guardrails for added safety and stability when working at heights.

Are platform ladders suitable for both indoor and outdoor use?

Yes, platform ladders can be used for both indoor and outdoor applications, provided they are used on stable, level surfaces and maintained according to the manufacturer's guidelines.

What materials are platform ladders made from?

Platform ladders are typically made from aluminium or fibreglass. Aluminium ladders are lightweight and corrosion-resistant, while fibreglass ladders are non-conductive and suitable for electrical work.

How do I determine the right size of platform ladder for my needs?

To choose the right size, consider the maximum height you need to reach and the height of the platform. Your platform ladder should allow you to work comfortably without overreaching or standing on the top rung.

How do I safely set up and use a platform ladder?

Ensure the ladder is on a stable, level surface, and fully extend the legs and locking mechanisms. Always face the ladder when climbing or descending, and maintain three points of contact at all times.

Can I use a platform ladder on uneven ground?

Using a platform ladder on uneven ground can be hazardous. Some models come with adjustable legs or leveling systems to accommodate uneven surfaces, but always ensure the ladder is stable before use.

Can I use a platform ladder for electrical work?

Fibreglass platform ladders are non-conductive and suitable for electrical work. However, aluminium ladders should not be used for electrical tasks due to their conductivity.

What safety certifications should I look for when purchasing a platform ladder?

Look for platform ladders that meet or exceed safety standards such as ANSI, OSHA, or AS/NZS, ensuring they have been tested and approved for safe use.