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Hunter Ladders

The entire range of HUNTER Ladders is the only range of ladders which are manufactured to the high specification demanded by the British Standard BS EN131 and are fully compliant with the Health and Safety Executive’s demanding HSE OC200/30 stability standards.

Hunter Ladders
Hunter Ladders


In 2000 the HSE commissioned Loughborough University to undertake detailed research into portable ladders and how they are used and how they fail. The result of their research, published in 2004, is available on the HSE Website, document RR205. Their research led them to identify four potential failure modes
  1. Base Slip
  2. Loss of top contact
  3. Top side slip
  4. Flip
They also identified the Applied Load Point (ALP) and a Standard Load Vector (SLV – the direction in which load should be applied) and the actual loads required to simulate a ladder user approaching the point of “misuse”. They then produced a Workshop Test Procedure and a series of tests using the ALP and the SLV and the different loads needed to identify if a Device Augmented Ladder (DAL) passed these tests, in which case the ladder was deemed to be “effective”, and fit for use. For a ladder to be deemed “effective” it had to remain standing when subjected to all these tests. This is clearly defined in the WAHR 2005.

In order to better understand the Loughborough Workshop Test proposals Ladder Safety Devices constructed a nine metre high test rig (right) and carried out extensive empirical tests on various prototypes and was able to develop a system which does indeed prevent failure in all four of the modes identified by the Loughborough report and thus complies with the requirements of the HSE as detailed in the HSE Operational Circular OC200/30 issued on 4/11/05.

The result of that development is the range of HUNTER Ladders which is unique in being the only range of ladders which are manufactured to the high specification demanded by the British Standard BS EN131 and at the same time comply with the Health and Safety Executive’s equally demanding standards regarding stability, as defined in HSE OC200/30.

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ADT Fire and Security Environmental Health and Safety Advisor, Richard Walker (pictured) has been involved in the development of the Hunter range of ladders for over two years. He says…

Hunter Ladders "Ladder Safety Devices have provided  ADT Fire and Security with ladder stabilising and levelling equipment since 2000, since then our ladder accident problems have all but disappeared.
We have worked with LSD to develop what we consider to be the most efficient, stable and user-friendly ladder available. It is lightweight and both the leveller and the stabiliser can be deployed in seconds, as a result of which we have experienced no user-resistance and we currently have more than 2,000 engineers using these products."

Hunter Ladders

Every HUNTER Ladder is fitted with an integral leveller in both of its Hunter Ladders stiles, each one capable of providing an adjustment of 125mm (5”) in increments of 3mm (1/8”).
This will enable the ladder to be set up on a slope of 16 degrees – the steepest slope permitted by the HSE.
Adjustment is achieved very quickly by positioning the ladder, removing one of the locking pins, allowing the ladder to level itself, replacing the pin in the nearest visible hole (which is never more than 1.5mm (1/16”) away) and turning the pin to lock it.
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The adjustable leveller sections have moulded feet which are made of specially formulated rubber designed to provide a very high level of grip on any substrate giving a level of resistance to base slip which complies with the HSE requirements and far exceeds that provided by standard ladder feet.

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Every HUNTER Ladder has on each side a one Hunter Ladders metre long stabilising bar which is clamped on below the bottom rung and hinges down to the ground. A telescopic strut which is attached at each arms centre point has 30 possible locking positions in increments of 12mm, to cater for uneven ground. These arms provide excellent lateral stability and complete resistance to “flip”. Hunter Ladders

At the top of every HUNTER Ladder is a pair of wheels which are clamped to the ladder stiles. The rubber used in the “tyres” is of a special formulation which provides excellent grip on any substrate and gives excellent resistance to Top Side Slip. These wheels are also invaluable when running a ladder up a wall.

Hunter Ladders

With built in stabilisers and levellers
Product code No. of rungs Closed length (m) Extended length (m) Weight (kg) List Price
HL225 2 x 8 2.40 3.90 15.00 £213.00
HL230 2 x 10 3.00 4.90 17.00 £237.00
HL235 2 x 12 3.50 6.00 20.00 £258.00
HL240 2 x 14 4.00 7.00 23.00 £300.00
HL325 3 x 8 2.40 5.30 21.50 £300.00
HL330 3 x 10 3.00 6.90 25.00 £336.00

A similar degree of stability and safety can be added to your existing ladders by fitting the HUNTER STABILISING SYSTEM.

This kit consists of the same wheels that are fitted to all HUNTER Ladders, the same stabilising arms but with a clamp for the top mounting instead of a bolted fixing, plus a pair of levellers which slide over the stile rather than being inside the stile.

The degree of stability is the same as in all HUNTER Ladders. The end product is equally user-friendly.

Fitting requires no drilling

Two kits are available, one with wheels, arms and levellers and one with wheels, arms and feet fitted with slip resistant rubber.
Only spanners are needed and these are supplied with every kit.

Please note the Hunter Stabilising System will only fit ladders with a stile width of less than 85mm x 27mm. (Not Class 1 ladders)

Hunter Ladders

Hunter Ladders
Hunter Ladders

The Hunter Stabilising System
Retro-fit kits which fit any make of BS EN131 ladder
Product code No. of arms No. of wheels No. of levellers No. of safety feet List Price
HLR01 2 2 2 0 £135.00
HLR02 2 2 0 2 £120.00

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Hunter Ladders
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