Millions set to deck the halls for Christmas

Nov 30, 2020

It’s the age old debate taking place in households across the UK, when is it time to put the Christmas tree up and kick off the festive season?

The first weekend of December typically sees millions of households get up in their lofts or out to the shed to dust off their lights and baubles. However, with many accidents occurring each year from people trying to get to decorate in dangerous ways, such as by standing on tables and chairs, it’s important to consider whether you have the right equipment to get all of your decorations hung or if you need to invest in a ladder.

Here’s our guide to the best ladders available for turning your home safely into a grotto this Christmas without the risk of injury:

Best for hanging the stockings - Werner Work Platform, RRP £50

When it comes to putting up indoor decorations, you may find that some areas are just a little too far out of reach. Rather than risk any accidents by standing on a chair or piece of furniture, the 79025 Werner Work Platform is ideal for a wider working reach thanks to the large slip-resistant work surface without needing to constantly reposition yourself.

Available from Wickes and other retailers, the Work Platform offers a range of features designed for comfort, design and ease of use including its EasyGrabTM handles making it easy to carry. It’s also incredibly easy to store away when not in use thanks to its compact nature and flat folding legs.

Best for putting up the outdoor lights - Werner Fibreglass Platform Ladder, RRP £95

Over recent years, homeowners have become more creative with how they use Christmas lights to decorate the outside of their homes. However, many people forget that when working around electricity, it’s important to use suitable non-conductive equipment to prevent any risk of electric shocks.

Werner’s 717 Series 4 tread platform stepladder is ideal for indoor and outdoor use thanks to its handy platform meaning you can deck the halls with ease. An added benefit is the ladder’s holster top, which can hold tools such as hammers for keeping your lights in place. Giving you a working height of up to 2.68m, the ladder has fibreglass stiles and is ideal for working around electricity - perfect for those outdoor displays.

Best for decorating the tree - Werner Aluminium Platform Stepladder, RRP £90

Decorating the tree is a tradition that all of the family can get involved with, however it’s important to do so safely – especially if there are little ones around. Whilst getting on someone’s shoulders or standing on a chair might seem like an easy way to get your star on the top of the tree, there is a significant risk of accidents occurring as you lean over to reach it. 

For homeowners who go all out with finding the tallest tree possible for their home, Werner’s 5 tread MasterTrade Platform Stepladder offers homeowners a large platform and a working height of up to 2.78m. It offers a high handrail and slip resistant treads for added safety, making it ideal for anyone looking to add a touch of Christmas magic to every branch of the tree.

Best for multi-tasking - Multi-Purpose Werner Ladder 12 in 1 with Platform, RRP £110

If you’re somebody who likes to decorate every corner of the house at Christmas, having a ladder that can be used in a variety of different ways will help you save on both space and costs.

The Werner Multi-Purpose ladder offers 12 positions in one handy ladder, including a classic step ladder, extension ladder, stairway ladder, stand off ladder and low-level platform. These 12 configurations mean it can be used from putting the finishing touches to the tree, to decorating the banister with a garland, getting into all those hard to reach places. 

The multi-mode position options of the 12 in 1 ladder means it’s also a great investment all year round and can be used for a wide range of DIY jobs around the house when it comes to Spring.



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