Ladders are useful tools for reaching high places that would otherwise be inaccessible. Every household has a ladder for use in and around the house. Most commercial shops also use them when stacking racks and reaching higher levels on larger stacks. In the industrial sector, their applications are nearly endless. Plumbers, electricians, and construction workers need their ladders to reach designated places that require their attention. CasLad offers an all-encompassing range of aluminium and fibreglass ladders to choose from. We have a selection of ladder designs as well, including A-frames and extension frames.
Aluminium is a metal that has proven its worth in many ways. Being both light and durable, aluminium is used in metal fabrication for a range of products. These products range from mobile phones and tablets to cars’ body panels and aviation parts. However, there is one drawback to every metal and that is that they all conduct electricity. This becomes a problem when working with electric currents and a metal ladder can deliver a fatal shock when it comes in contact with an electrical source. However, fibreglass cannot conduct electricity.
A common misconception is that all non-metallic compounds cannot conduct electricity. There are some that can do it very well and amongst these are semiconductors, graphene, and conducting polymers. However, fibreglass does not, and since it is a light and strong material, it is therefore ideal for the construction of equipment that has to be non-conductive, such as ladders. These ladders are ideal for electricians or workshops in general and is a feasible alternative to aluminium frames where the latter could pose the risk of electrical shock.
CasLad’s Selection of Fibreglass Ladders
Both aluminium and fibreglass are light and strong materials and the choice between them would come down to what properties are desired. Fibreglass is typically used for structures such as canoes and canopies that do not need to have a high resistance to impacts. It is therefore not ideal for car bodies. The material is not strong in all its axes, but this problem can be mostly overcome by overlaying multiple layers on top of each other with each’s fibres orientated in the desired direction. Fibreglass can be compacted to create a strongly integral and stiff structure, which is the case with our ladders.
Our FGS range is a fibreglass industrial A-frame ladder designed for electrical applications. The frame of the ladder is made from fibreglass, while the steps are aluminium, providing the necessary support for the user. Because it is an A-frame, the FGS range is available in single- and double-sided models. The feet of the ladder are made of rubber, thus reducing the risk of slipping or movement while mounted. The FGS range has a safe working load of 135 kg and is available in seven sizes to suit your requirements.
A-frames are handy for light- and medium-duty applications. However, they are limited in reach due to the design of these ladders. Our FG extension range addresses this issue, delivering a heavy-duty extension ladder for electrical applications. This range features D-shaped aluminium rungs to keep the frame from twisting while mounted. Certain models in this range also come with swivel safety feet, a V-roller, and a safety chain to secure the frame for a longer extension. The FG223-2 is the largest model in this range, with a base length of 6,9 m. It can extend to an overall length of 12,3 m.
If you need a fibreglass ladder, CasLad is your supplier of different frames and sizes to suit your needs. We also offer a sensible selection of aluminium ladders, as well as other useful commercial and industrial equipment. For more information, please browse our website for images and specifications.