When tackling tough jobs, having the right tools can make the difference. Owning a reliable telescopic ladder is essential for professionals working at heights and who take their safety seriously. Telescopic ladders are designed to be easily extended and retracted, providing exceptional convenience compared to traditional ladders. The 3.8m Xtend+Climb® ProSeries S2.0 is one of the toughest, most reliable telescopic ladders on the market today, offering premium comfort and safety for pros that need to get the job done right.
So how do you use a telescopic ladder correctly? Start by reading the Xtend+Climb instructions provided before setting up and using your ladder. Always inspect your ladder for worn components or damage before each use; if something looks out of place, don’t risk it—contact us for guidance or replacement parts as needed.
Once you’ve checked off these essential steps, you can use your telescopic ladder. To fully extend the ladder, start by pulling the rungs one by one from the top of the ladder, and ensure that they lock in place as you pull them up. Continue raising the ladder, holding the ladder stiles. As you lock the last rungs into place, the spring-loaded stabiliser bar will pop out and lock in place.
If you only need to partially extend the telescopic ladder, work out how many rungs you need to use. For example, of the 11 x rungs available, you only need 8. Lift the top 3 x rungs together in a single block and lock them in place, then continue lifting all the rungs below so the unused rungs are safely at the top. As you lock the last rungs into place, the spring-loaded stabiliser bar pop outs and locks in place. (If in doubt, check out our explainer video alongside or visit, “How to Partially Open an Xtend+Climb Telescopic Ladder“)
To ensure maximum safety when working with any ladder, always keep three points of contact while ascending and descending (i.e., two hands and one foot). Stay within the sides of the ladder, do not overreach. Not only will this make the ladder unstable, but it greatly increases the chances of a fall and serious injury. Ensure you set up your ladder on flat ground that is free from obstacles like rocks or debris, which may cause slippage; additionally, inspect any working surfaces for potential hazards, including overhead power lines or cables, before getting started.
Last but not least: always wear appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) when working at height, such as harnesses, lanyards and a helmet if necessary. With these tips in mind, specify an Xtend+Climb ProSeries 2.0 telescopic ladder, and your team has one of the safest telescopic ladders.
Xtend+Climb ProSeries 2.0 Telescopic Ladders are widely available from all good hardware stores in the UK. If you require help finding one locally, call our sales team, who can tell you your nearest stockist.