Is the Ladder-Aide approved by OSHA / CSA / CSST / my local occupational safety authority?
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, but without which the portable ladder still functions in its intended manner (as a stepladder, extension ladder, combination ladder, etc.)"
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-Aide to handle OSHA and ANSI/ASC load standards for Type 2 ladders, and tested it using their guidelines.
- The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) has set standards for portable metal ladders.
- OSHA has standards for 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"
Test load II
Medium Duty commercial
900 lbs I