Is the Ladder-Aide CSA-approved?
ANSI defines a ladder accessory as " A device which may be factory installed by a ladder manufacturer or field installed and which may expand its function, utility and safety"
Since the Ladder-Aide does not need to be installed, it is not considered an accessory. As such, there is no approval category for this type of product.
Instead, we designed the Ladder-Aides to handle OSHA and ANSI/ASC load standards for ladders, and tested using their guidelines.
|Type||Duty rating||Rate use||Ladder-Aide||Ladder-Aide Pro|
|IAA||375 lbs||Super-heavy / special duty||●|
|I||250 lbs||Heavy duty industrial||●|
|II||225 lbs||Medium duty commercial||●||●|
|III||200 lbs||Light household duty||●||●|
Technical details and other guidance
- The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) has set standards for portable metal ladders.
- OSHA has standards for ladders.
- OSHA Fact Sheet: Safe Use of Extension Ladders
- We used the OSHA guidelines for load capacities to test the Ladder-Aide as if it were a type II ladder:
"Non-self-supporting and self-supporting portable ladders must support at least four times the maximum intended load"