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PDFS103 Type I Fiberglass Podium Ladder

Performance Overview

StyleSizeReach HeightLoad Capacity
Podium5 ft9 ft250 lbs

The NEW PDFS103 Podium Ladder is ideal for reaching 9 ft.  It offers the same reach height as a 5 ft Step Ladder and is perfect for working at fixed heights. The large sturdy platform feels like you are standing on the ground and allows you to work facing any direction. The wrap around guard rail provides an extra point of contact and the HolsterTop® conveniently organizes tools and accessories. The EDGE® bracing system provides enhanced strength and helps prevent rail damage.


  • Same reach height as a 5 ft Step Ladder
  • Work facing any direction
  • 250 lbs Load Capacity, Type I Duty Rating
  • Wraparound guard rail for security
  • HolsterTop® with Lock-In System secures tools to increase productivity
  • EDGE® bracing system provides enhanced strength and helps prevent rail damage
  • Slip-resistant TRACTION-TRED® steps
  • Back-up plates reinforce all top connectors
  • Sturdy paint can holder on back side of top
  • All steps and two rear horizontals are knee-braced


FeatureSize / Details
Size5 ft
Height to Platform3 ft
Reach Height9 ft
Max. Standing Height3 ft
Load Capacity250 lbs
Approx. Product Width23-1/4 in
Approx. Overall Ladder Height (Open)72 in
Approx. Shipping Weight Lbs.17
Approx. Cu. Ft. Per Unit8.4
Performance Rating

Size references comparable Step Ladder size

Package Contents

Part NumberQtyDescription


Platform Dimensions14-1/2 in x 16-1/2 in

Additional PDFS100 Series Models

Model No.Buy Online
Size references comparable Step Ladder size
Size references comparable Step Ladder size

my PDFS103 is uneven or lopsided

after day of painting with ladder on drop cloth and carpet it now is lopsided when placed on hard floor on one leg by a 1/4-3/8". with no signs of stress, loose fittings or bent struts. Rubber feet pads are in place and un damaged.
Asked by: drbull
Please contact Customer Care at 888-523-3370 Monday through Friday from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM EST. Do not use the ladder. We need more information from you.
Answered by: Werner Customer Care
Date published: 2017-06-13

how much does this ladder weigh?

Asked by: Willson
17 pounds
Answered by: Werner Customer Care
Date published: 2017-04-03

Warranty on ladders?

I recently purchased this ladder at Lowes,there is no information included concerning warranty on this product. Thanks, also could this product be manufactured in the US. I almost didn't buy it after learning it was manufactured in Mexico. Kern Barrow
Asked by: Kern
Werner Co. does not offer a written or implied warranty on its products. We do stand behind the quality and workmanship of our models. Issues of this nature would usually become evident within the first 6 to 12 months of ownership. Please give us a call with any potential warranty questions you may have. The ladder is currently manufactured in MX.
Answered by: Werner Customer Care
Date published: 2017-02-10
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Different types of ladders are designed to keep you safe and productive when climbing or standing. Using the wrong style of ladder or simply ignoring the limitations of climbing equipment can result in a fall or serious injury.
Height is referring to the actual ladder height. Extension ladders should be 7 to 10 feet longer than the highest support or contact point, which may be the wall or roof line. The highest standing level is four rungs down from the top. The highest permitted standing level on a stepladder is two steps down from the top.

Reach height is the maximum reach assuming a 5’6” person with a vertical 12” reach.
Ladders are designed to safely hold up to a specific amount of weight. The Werner Performance System defines five different capacities using a color and star rating system. The Duty Rating is defined as the maximum safe load capacity of the ladder. A person’s fully clothed weight plus the weight of any tools and materials that are carried onto the ladder must be less than the load capacity.

Werner offers ladder made from fiberglass and aluminum. Each material has characteristics which make it best for certain applications, or one material may simply fit the personal preferences of the user. For example, if working around electricity users should select fiberglass products due to their non-conductive side rails.