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Benefits and Hazards When Using Platform Ladders

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Within recent years, trends have shown an increase in the use of platform ladders, both in industrial and residential users. Here is why you shouldn’t be without one.   Platform ladders improve productivity: more platform space and longer handrails allow for more room to move while working in multiple directions.   Platform ladders are more comfortable to work on, with complete foot support on the platform you can work longer without experiencing fatigue.   Platform ladders can improve safety statistics: They eliminate the top cap and top step which are not safe for climbing.  Elimination of non-climbing surfaces can reduce...

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Fuel Saving Tips for Your Work Vehicle or Fleet

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Fuel Saving Tips for Your Work Vehicle or Fleet   Whether you operate your own vehicle or work as a fleet manager, you know how important it is to save money where you can. Fuel is the majority of operating costs, but taking steps to conserve fuel will save you significant money in the long run. For individual drivers, these tips can keep a little extra change in your pocket over the course of the month. When it comes to fleets, it can add up to major increases to your bottom line! Not only can gassing up the car get...

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A Winter Emergency Kit for Your Vehicle

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Get ready for winter driving Sometimes small problems can turn into big problems. Like roadside emergencies in the cold of winter – they can quickly become life-threatening, especially if you get wet or require immediate medical attention. Being well prepared is the best thing you can do to protect yourself and the passengers who ride in your commercial vehicle. Let’s look at some items that would make a good winter emergency kit for your van or truck.       Emergency Communication Devices when Driving in the Winter The number one rule when stranded is to signal for help. Keep...

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Scaffolding in Winter: Essential Tips to Tackle the Cold Weather

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Scaffolding in winter has its own challenges for construction and other scaffolding-related projects. With the prospect of heavy rain, strong winds, frost and the occasional snowfall, it can be a particularly problematic time for scaffold structures. Additionally, safety becomes a prime concern for workers and personnel. Ensuring the safety of your scaffolding is crucial to prevent accidents, delays and costly damages. In this blog article, we will share the essential tips for scaffolding in the winter to tackle the cold weather and to ensure smooth-running construction projects.

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4 Things to Know about Choosing the Right Ladder

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  Most people, in and out of the trades, use some type of climbing device on a regular basis. For the homeowner it can be something as benign as a step stool to reach higher shelves, change a light bulb or even smoke detector batteries. For the DIY’er, projects often include extended reaches. It can be as simple as ripping a panel to building an elevated deck. Here, the need for different ladder types exists, depending on the work at hand. For the pro, it’s a ladder collection of sorts. Step, extension and multi-purpose ladders are all needed. In some...

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