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Question - Maplins Telescopic ladders



Ordnance

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Moderator
#8
I think you can be cheap on a camera and torches but don't fuck about with cheap ladders or safety equipment. Get the best you can if your risking your life with it
Reduced from £99.99 - seems about the right price range!

Tested to European Safety Standard EN131 - Maplin would not sell them otherwise, it would be illegal.
 

LachlanF

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#9
It doe snot look like it is worth the risk, especially if you have to drag it around with you the whole day :thumb
 

paulpowers

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#10
Reduced from £99.99 - seems about the right price range!

Tested to European Safety Standard EN131 - Maplin would not sell them otherwise, it would be illegal.
I think it was OT who described the moment he slipped and the only thing that saved him was his leg trapped between the rungs.

I don't think EN131 is tested for the sort of things we get up to :thumb
 

Speed

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#12
They have their uses although i find them to be quite a hefty investment for the amount of use you will probably actually get out of one.

Alot of the time something can be found close by to substitute for a 3 meter ladder and its alot less dodgey using something you have found on site already. Their main limitation is the view the law would take on you bringing a ladder along to get in somewhere really, morally ok maybe but the law doesnt always follow common sense. Otherwise they are slow to erect and fold away, especially after they get full of grit!

Id say only buy one if you know of somewhere it would do a specific job. Maybe split the cost with a group of your mates and share the use of it. Thats what we do although in maybe 5 years of having it its been used like 3 times and one of them was for the decorating! :D
 

catbalou

off the wall
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#13
really heavy to lug around, unless you have someone to carry them for you... :)
and really slow to assemble/dismantle.
As well as the obvious 'going equipped' scenario.

Ive used them maybe 5 or 6 times, but they generally get used for household stuff.
 
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