Even minor repairs and building projects often require the use of a ladder; for larger-scale construction, scaffolding is what allows vertical and horizontal access at heights. STAR Building Materials offers everything you’ll need to safely set up combination ladder and scaffolding systems that will get you where you need to go.
- Step stools, step ladders, folding ladders, and extension ladders
- Aluminum and fiberglass
- Roof jacks
- Scaffold frame and portable scaffolding
- Anti-slip platforms
What are the safety requirements for ladders and scaffolding?
For specifics, refer to Safe Work Manitoba’s guidelines for the safe use of scaffolds and ladders.
Can I use a ladder on scaffolding?
Ladder access on scaffolding is not recommended for safety reasons.
What are the rules for ladder placement?
Safe ladder placement follows the 4 to 1 rule. The base of a ladder should be placed 1 foot away from the structure it’s resting against for every 4 vertical feet of height up to where the top of the ladder touches the structure.