Safety is of the utmost importance when working at height, and selecting the right ladder for the job is essential. The Ladder Association, an organisation that promotes safe ladder use, has initiated a campaign to raise awareness about unsafe ladders, particularly telescopic ladders that fail to meet safety standards.
In its campaign, the Ladder Association purchased several telescopic ladders from online stores, including Amazon and eBay. Of all the ladders tested, none passed. A notable exception among those tested was the TB Davies Xtend+Climb, which wasn’t part of the test group. It was left out because the ladder was successfully tested at the same test house used for the campaign, the Test & Research Centre in Soham, England, in November 2021. The TB Davies Xtend+Climb is among the few ladder models compliant with the current EN131-6:2019 safety standards that govern telescopic ladders and distinguish itself as a reliable and safe choice. This ladder has also undergone third-party testing by US test house DEKRA in Shanghai and the Test & Research Centre in Soham, England, demonstrating its ability to provide safe, secure access when working at height.
TB Davies Xtend+Climb: A Compliant Ladder in the UK
As a leading ladder manufacturer, TB Davies is committed to producing high-quality, safe, compliant ladders for various applications. The Xtend+Climb model is designed for domestic and professional use, ensuring it meets the rigorous EN131-6:2019 safety standards.
The Xtend+Climb ladder is manufactured with compliance as a priority, adhering to the EN131-6:2019 standard for professional and non-professional use. This standard is recognised by the Ladder Association and is accepted across the EU as the benchmark for ladder safety.
Safety Features of the TB Davies Xtend+Climb
The TB Davies Xtend+Climb ladder boasts an array of safety features to ensure the security of its users. These features include:
1. Sturdy Construction: Constructed from aerospace-grade aluminium, the Xtend+Climb is designed for durability and stability, allowing users to work confidently at height.
2. Integrated Stabiliser Bar: The ladder features an integrated stabiliser bar that offers additional stability and minimises the risk of accidents caused by the ladder slipping or tipping over.
3. Angled Thumb Release: The innovative angled thumb release mechanism enables users to safely and easily adjust the ladder’s height while maintaining a secure grip.
4. Over-moulded Feet: The Xtend+Climb has over-moulded feet for enhanced grip on various surfaces, reducing the risk of slipping accidents.
Tested and Approved by Leading Testing Facilities
In addition to complying with the EU’s safety standards, the TB Davies Xtend+Climb has been rigorously tested by two renowned testing facilities: DEKRA in Shanghai and the Test & Research Centre in Soham, England. These tests attest to the ladder’s safety and reliability, offering users peace of mind knowing they are using a ladder that meets and exceeds industry safety standards.
When selecting a ladder for domestic or professional use, safety should always be the primary consideration. The TB Davies Xtend+Climb is one of the few telescopic ladder models in the UK compliant with the latest EN131-6:2019 safety standards. With its robust construction, innovative safety features, and approval from leading testing facilities, the TB Davies Xtend+Climb gives users a reliable and secure option for working at height.