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Ladder Buying Tips

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Consider The Application Commercial Household Economical, lightweight, and dependable.  For the handyman, painter, mechanic and for general purposes Industrial For heavy duty use. Stable, built to take it. For construction, maintenance, or industrial work. Extra Heavy-Duty Industrial Our heavy grade. For rugged industrial, construction, rental, or maintenance use. Special Duty / Professional Our heaviest grade. Designed for your heavier, more demanding workloads. Select The Right Material Fiberglass Is non-conductive, strong, and colorful and has become a leading choice for the serious do-it-yourselfer, commercial or industrial user. Aluminum Is lightweight and strong, but it conducts electricity and should never be used near...

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Finding the Right Accessories for Your Work Van

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Getting the most from your work van is easy when you choose the right van accessories to help you become more organized and efficient. Good truck and van accessories will always pay for themselves by allowing you to maximize your cargo space and productivity, while also keeping your most expensive equipment protected. With so many van accessories to choose from, the best way to find which one's work for you is to take some time to consider your needs. All tradesmen work differently, and every trade has their own basic tools. Make a list of all the equipment that you...

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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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