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RR205 - Evaluating the performance and effectiveness of ladder stability devices

Details the background, methodology and findings of an extensive investigation into the performance of leaning ladder stability and manual ladder footing. Describes the test methodologies and examines the way in which instability occurs in the ladder and the stability devices. The key recommendations are that: there is a need for a technical standard, devices could be certified for use and extensive user education is required.

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Updated 2010-03-19