The LEANSAFE™ Ladder from Werner is a stepladder that can safely be leaned against walls, corners, studs, or a pole.
Per OSHA regulations, traditional stepladders should never be leaned directly against a vertical surface because they are designed to be exclusively self-supporting. However, the LEANSAFE Ladder has features that allow it to be leaned against a variety of surfaces while retaining its functionality as a traditional stepladder.
“Werner is incredibly committed to safety, and that means we are willing to find solutions through product design to ensure users are protected,” said Chris Filardi, Vice President of Marketing for WernerCo. “We’ve seen too many times that a user will over-reach and put themselves in dangerous situations to get the job done. The new LEANSAFE Ladder is a practical and innovative way to curb common bad behaviors like leaning traditional step ladders against walls.”
The LEANSAFE Ladder includes a Type 1A Duty Rating and a load capacity of up to 300 pounds. It is constructed of seven-layer fiberglass, making it safe to use when working around electricity. The LEANSAFE Ladder is both a standard stepladder and leaning ladder all in one.
The patent-pending LEANSAFE Ladder Top has non-marring rubber bumper pads; a magnet for holding metal tools and bits; power drill and hand-tool holes; and a cut-away pattern that leans securely on corners, poles, studs, and walls. Support rails are attached and hinged below the ladder’s top platform, placing the user closer to their vertical work surface. A patent-pending secure rail latch holds the rear ladder rails locked in place, while allowing for single-hand opening from the front or side of the ladder. EDGE360® Bracing helps protect the rail from damage. In addition, the ladder feet provide non-marring, curved rubber pads that maximize contact with the ground in both standard and leaning modes.
The LEANSAFE Ladder is both OSHA and ANSI compliant and is available in five sizes—4′, 6′, 8′, 10′, and 12′ high.