Folding platform ladders
At Ramsay Ladders, we are the leading supplier of folding ladders for all your needs. Whatever the size of the job, we have a ladder to suit, no matter if you're a commercial or industrial customer.
Why a folding platform ladder? Similar to our range of telescopic ladders, they come in a variety of designs which suit all trade, domestic and industrial requirements and are available in a range of different heights. With durable, non-slip treads and self-locking safety joints (so no trapped fingers), they are versatile and offer the best in safety. They're also easy to fold and store when you don't require them.
Available in a range of materials including wood, aluminium, fibreglass and glass fibre, all of the ladders we supply are built to the highest professional specifications and offer quality that cannot be matched anywhere else.
Our in-house quality control specialists work day in-day out to ensure that our folding platforms meet the highest industry standards. When you choose to source your folding platforms from Ramsay Ladders, you can rest assured that you are ordering from a company with your needs and safety in mind.
We operate out of Forfar and can deliver all over the country, so wherever you are in the UK, your folding platform is just a call or email away. You've tried our leading competitors - now try the best.
Can't find what you need? Give one of our sales team a call or email today and they will be more than happy to discuss your specific needs and work with you to provide a suitable solution.
Swingback Builders Steps
A key piece of equipment, the step ladder is a useful tool to have for any job. We have a wide range of swing back step ladders available. You will find a choice of height options to give you safe and stable solutions for working at height. Whether you are carrying out DIY at home or completing work on-site, we have the right ladders for you.
Each option folds down easily for transportation or storage. As the ladders fold flat, you can easily slide them into a work van, or store them in the shed until you need them again. We stock ladders made from different materials so we can supply lightweight fibreglass steps or heavy-duty ladders depending on your requirements.
Our Euro Swingback steps are available from 0.6m to over 2m in height. If you prefer a wooden ladder we have timber steps ranging from 1.11m up to 2.97m. The ladders feature a design to lock the steps in place giving you a sturdy platform to reach any job safely. We carry a variety of height and tread options so you will be able to find the right ladder for the job.
Order your ladders today for fast and convenient delivery to UK mainland locations. Our expert team can deliver your order to your home, business or site address. If you have a preferred delivery date, we will strive to meet this so you have everything you need, when you need it.
Double sided step ladders
Double sided step ladders are incredibly useful due to the way they allow access from either side. If you cannot safely access where you need to from one side, you can simply do it from the other with no fuss. This means they come in handy for a wide variety of both industrial, trade and domestic uses, similar to our range of telescopic ladders. From accessing loft space to working on office ceiling panels or pipework, double sided ladders are always useful to have around.
The ladders in this range at Ramsay Ladders are made from aluminium for superior strength and durability. This also means they are lightweight and simple to move around. Our DAS range of ladders start with models that weigh only 8kg for example! Our double sided ladders come in a variety of sizes too so you can choose which are most suitable for your needs. From the DAS4 which reaches up to 0.945 metres high, all the way up to the DAS10 which has an open height of 2.355 metres, there is something for everyone. All the ladders we stock in this range fold down with no fuss to make transporting or storing them straightforward. With closed lengths going from 1.070 metres up to only 2.620 metres, you will have no trouble in finding somewhere to put them.
Safety is also something that you can be assured of when ordering from us. Our double sided steps have locking stays to keep the frame solidly in place and rubber feet to avoid any slips. The ladders we stock also have channel stiles with 89mm deep treads which help you balance properly when using them. Order online today and see why Ramsay Ladders are the people to rely on.
Shelf ladders are also referred to as library ladders and provide an easy and safe way to access shelving units in a warehouse environment as well as high cupboards and ledges in offices and libraries. Designed for frequent use, these lightweight ladders can be easily moved around the workplace. Read How Shelf Ladders Can Improve Your Storage Options for further inspiration.
The deep treads provide a broad base of support when in use and rubber feet prevent the ladder from slipping on smooth surfaces. Shelf ladders can be fitted with a timber crossbar or optional aluminium hooks for extra security, providing enough support to allow users to work in safety.
Shelf ladders are ideal for use in large office records and filing departments as they allow for continuous and easy travel from side to side on the shelves as required. Our shelf ladders are comfortable to use and make your day-to-day job easier.
They have been designed for frequent, prolonged use and are specifically constructed from strong and sturdy materials to stand the test of time. Select from a variety of sizes and styles to suit your requirements and budget. For example, our ASL shelf ladder is available in a range of sizes, from 1.524m to 4.064m in height.
We also have trailer access ladders that can be quickly attached to a truck or trailer to allow for easy access. Whatever your needs in terms of shelf ladders, we are confident you will find exactly what you are looking for right here at Ramsay Ladders.
One of the most useful pieces of kit in any domestic, commercial or trade setting are stepladders. These handy ladders are easy to use, portable and not overly expensive. Step ladders are mainly used if you need to reach somewhere high up safely but do not have a supporting wall to lean a traditional ladder against. As a stepladder is effectively self-supporting, it is a very versatile and useful piece of equipment to own. Here at Ramsay Ladders, we have a wide range of top-quality stepladders to choose from - all with their own distinct characteristics.
Our swingback steps are great general purpose ladders and fold flat to make storing or transporting them easy. Available in a selection of heights, they make working securely at height a doddle. Our swingback ladders also come in a range of materials so you can choose lighter fibreglass swingback steps or more heavy-duty ones, such as wooden step ladders. We also stock great value shelf ladders which give a secure way to reach high cupboards and shelves. Durable enough for regular use, they can be moved around with ease to wherever you need them. Rubber feet give superb stability while the deep tread on our shelf ladders makes using them very safe.
But what about if you need to access a truck or trailer quickly? A vehicle & trailer access ladder is your best bet in this situation and we have some stylish examples in stock to buy. These ladders can be fitted to any trailer or truck with no fuss in order to enable convenient access. When you also add in our double-sided and folding platform step ladders range, it is easy to see why we are the number one choice for stepladders in the UK.
Step Ladder FAQ’s
How do I use a step ladder safely?
Always check that the step ladder can take your weight. A load weight should be marked on the ladder. Then, once you have opened the step ladder, make sure to lock the braces and place it on a stable surface and close to where you need to work. Check out Staying Safe with Roof Ladders for more safety tips
How tall is a step ladder?
A step ladder can be anywhere between one to four metres in height, depending on which type you choose.
How often should a step ladder be inspected?
You need to check your step ladders every time you use them. When it comes to an official inspection, ideally this needs to be done every six months, but this very much depends on how often you use your step ladder. Read How Often Should Your Ladders be Inspected? for more information.
Can you stand on the top of a stepladder?
This very much depends on the type of step ladder. If you are using a swingback step ladder then you should not stand on the top. If you are using a platform step ladder, then it is safe to stand on the platform at the top.
How can you safely attach a paint tray to a step ladder?
The best way to attach a paint tray to your step ladder is with a paint tray holder. These are easily attached to the side of the ladder, leaving your hands free. It's a lot safer than balancing the tray on one of the steps.
Can a stepladder be leaned against a wall?
A step ladder is designed to be used as a free-standing A-frame. So, in most cases, it should not be used against a wall as it is not stable or safe to do so. However, there are some step ladders that can also be leaned against the wall, but this will be clearly stated on the product information.
Who should use a fibreglass step ladder?
A fibreglass step ladder can be used by anyone, but they are mainly used by electricians. This is because they are not allowed to use an aluminium step ladder. A fibreglass step ladder will protect them in the event that a live wire touches the ladder as it insulates them from an electrical shock.