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New Werner Work Platforms Add Smart Features and Increased Load Capacity

Nov 01, 2017 --    

EASY-GRAB handles, slim-fold legs and platform-linking increase functionality of
Werner’s new line of work platforms

November 1, 2017 - GREENVILLE, PA - Werner, the global leader in ladders and manufacturer of a complete line of climbing products, introduces two new work platforms: the AP-25 Aluminum Pro and the AP-35 Aluminum Pro Linking Work Platforms. The new platforms each have an increased load capacity over their predecessors, as well as several new features designed for comfort and ease of use.


“Our new work platforms improve on products that pros and homeowners already use every day,” said Michael Melton, Group Product Manager at WernerCo. “Painters, drywallers and anyone who needs to work side-to-side will appreciate our new and improved work platforms for their functionality and durability.”


New features on the AP-25 and AP-35 include:

  • Oversized Platform provides a non-skid area for standing.
  • EASY-GRAB Handles built into the center of the work platforms, allowing for easy transportation and mobility around a work site. Users can now transport the platform in one hand while carrying supplies in the other.
  • Dual self-locking legs made to lock in both the open and closed positions for safety and easy storage and transportation.
  • Non-marring feet provide a secure, no-slip foundation for each model.
  • Increased load capacity in a lightweight aluminum design; up to 300 lbs for the AP-25 and 375 lbs for the AP-35. 

Linking System Safely Connects AP-35 Work Platforms

In addition to these features, the larger AP-35 Aluminum Pro Linking Work Platform is capable of connecting up to four platforms using its integrated linking design. By connecting platforms together, pros can quadruple their work surface up to 16 feet in length without having to step down.


The AP-25 and AP-35 Aluminum Pro Work Platforms are available online at select retail locations. For more information on Werner’s new work platforms, use the following links to view the official product videos:

For more product details and availability information, visit the Werner Ladder website.


WERNER, a WernerCo brand, is the world leader in ladders and has a complete line of climbing products designed for working at heights. The portfolio includes ladders, attic ladders, scaffolding, pump jacks, stages, planks, step stools, accessories and fall protection equipment including harnesses, lanyards, anchors and compliance kits. From ladders to fall protection, WERNER provides a full line of climbing equipment that's engineered to give you maximum safety, durability and productivity at every height. All WERNER products meet or exceed applicable international safety standards. For more information, visit www.wernerco.com.



WernerCo is a privately owned, fully-integrated, international manufacturer and distributor of climbing products, fall protection equipment and jobsite, truck and van storage equipment. WernerCo has manufacturing, warehousing, sales and distribution facilities in the United States, Australia, Canada, China, Mexico, Vietnam and the United Kingdom. WernerCo’s international headquarters are in Schaffhausen, Switzerland and its US headquarters are in Greenville, Pennsylvania. For more information, visit  www.wernerworldwide.com

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.