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.

Technical details:

  • 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"
    Type
    Duty Rating
    Rated use
    Test load
    II
    225 lbs
    Medium Duty commercial
    900 lbs
    I
    200 lbs
    Light household
    800 lbs