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New Rental Center

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Did you know American Ladders & Scaffolds has a new rental center? We rent out all kinds of equipment including (but not limited to) ladders, rolling scaffolding, extension planks, guardrails, planks, power hoists, pumpjacks, stages, wall jacks, frames, access ladders, panel lifts, putlogs, braces, clamps, toe boards, outriggers, pins, and much more. Check out our rental section here. Don't have time to pick up the equipment you need? Let us deliver right to your jobsite, we offer both delivery and pick-up services. Give us a call 860-657-9252, our trained professionals have years of experience and can help you find the...

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Truck Boxes

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  There are many reasons you should purchase a truck box. First and foremost, it allows you to be more organized. Organization is essential with any job. Being able to find the right tools when you need them will save you time, as they say time is money! A truck box will also improve the appearance of your vehicle. Appearance is everything in the business world. Don’t give your customers the wrong first impression as you search through your truck bed trying to find the right tools.    A truck box is a great investment to protect and store your...

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Fall Protection: A Serious Challenge in Compliance and Risk

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Emphasize Prevention through Design Although it is easier to see fall hazards in an existing structure, safety experts around the world have found that is it safer and more cost effective to implement fall protection before structures or processes are built. This concept is referred to as Prevention through Design (PtD). Apply the Hierarchy of Controls       To compare fall hazard abatement options, many regulations and standards refer to a concept called the “Hierarchy of controls.” In this hierarchy graph, the potential control methods are ranked in order of increasing residual risk. By following the hierarchy of Controls...

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National Ladder Safety Month

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The First Step of Safety: Choose Your Ladder Wisely By Teddy Durgin National Ladder Safety Month is all about educating the public on the steps one must take when climbing a ladder, whether at home or at work. But any industry professional worth his or her salt will tell you – safety begins even before that. It begins with picking the right ladder. And when choosing the right ladder, there are several things that must be taken into account. Just ask Michael Van Bree, Director of Product Safety and Engineering at Louisville Ladder. For years, his role has been to...

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What Is a Van Upfit & Why Do I Need One?

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Your work van – it’s your workshop on wheels. And just like your workshop –maybe even more so – it needs to be organized. If you have tools and equipment rolling around in the back of your van, it not only takes more time to find what you need, it can also be a driver distraction and a safety hazard. Plus, it makes a less-than-professional first impression. How can you wrangle all the free-range equipment and supplies that have taken over your cargo area? That is a job for a van upfit! What is a Van Upfit? A van upfit is a...

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