A ladder is a piece of equipment made from rope, metal or wood. It has two lengths either side which are joined by rungs or bars in the middle.

A ladder is usually placed vertically against a wall or tall object to provide a method of climbing up and down. Painters, window cleaners and roofers often use ladders to reach higher positions safely.


How to Use a Scaffolding Ladder

Want to learn more about this kind of ladder? See video below.

Top Picks for Ladders

  • Best ladder overall: Little Giant 22-Foot Velocity Multi-Use Ladder
  • Best ladder for painting: Louisville Ladder FS1508 Fiberglass Ladder
  • Best affordable stepladder: Rubbermaid RM-3W Folding 3-Step Stepladder
  • Best portable ladder: Ohuhu EN131 Telescopic Extension Ladder
  • Best multi-purpose ladder: Lifewit Multipurpose Aluminum Folding Ladder


Ladder Safety

Learn more about ladder safety. See image below.

General Requirements on Ladders

Want to know more about general requirements on ladders? See below.