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The Werner Product Promise


Must offer inspectability to indicate wear or damage prior to use.


Must be adjustable to accommodate most body frames to ensure comfort and productivity with or without tools.


Must perform safely in the event of a fall.


Must be able to be manipulated in a post-fall condition to eliminate pain, pressure points and improve ability to assist in a rescue.

Werner’s line of fall protection equipment and harnesses extends from that same philosophy that made our ladders preferred by professionals.

The Werner Product Promise establishes our design and ensures satisfaction – before, during and after use. We have built-in INSPECT!™ and WebAlert features that make inspection quicker and easier for users, which makes assuring safety easier.

We are proud of what our brand represents and proud that we can now deliver safety needs at any height.

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.