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PDFS103 Type I Fiberglass Podium Ladder

Performance Overview

StyleSizeReach HeightLoad CapacityMax. Load
Podium5 ft9 ft250 lb250 lb

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
Max. Safe Working Height3 ft
Height to Platform3 ft
Reach Height9 ft
Platform Width16-1/2 in
Max. Standing Height3 ft
Load Capacity250 lb
Duty RatingType I Duty Rating
Approx. Product Width23-1/4 in
CertificationsANSI A14.5 (2007); OSHA
Lock-In CompatibleYes
Edge BracingYes
Color of ladder topBlue
Platform Depth14-1/2 in
Max. Load250 lb
Approx. Overall Ladder Length (Closed)6 ft
Approx. Overall Ladder Height (Open)72 in
Approx. Shipping Weight Lbs.17
Approx. Product Weight Lbs.17
Approx. Cu. Ft. Per Unit8.4
Description of Top FeaturesDrill hole, Tool holes, Lock-In sockets, Parts tray, Putty Knife Slot
Performance Rating

Size references comparable Step Ladder size

Package Contents

Part NumberQtyDescription


Front Rails Dimension3 in
Front Flange Dimension3/4 in
Steps Dimension3 in
Platform Dimensions14-1/2 in x 16-1/2 in

Additional PDFS100 Series Models

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Size references comparable Step Ladder size

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 reach 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.

Performance system
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.