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Werner Introduces New Podium Ladder to Provide End-User Safety and Increased Range of Motion

Apr 21, 2014

Innovative New Ladder Allows Users to Face Any Direction 

Greenville, PA – Werner, the trusted leader in the manufacturing of professional and consumer ladders, announces the launch of the Podium Ladder, an entirely new category of ladder designed to provide 4X the Work Zone allowing users to face any direction while comfortably accessing the job at hand. The new Podium ladder offers an extra-large platform with toe guard providing maximum comfort and extended guardrail that securely wraps around the Work Zone while holding an arsenal of tools.

“We designed our new Podium Ladder to help prevent misuse and falls,” said Mark Peters, Director of Marketing at WernerCo. “While safety is the most important feature, we also know that comfort, mobility and access are important to our customers who have to stand on a ladder for extended periods of time. The new Podium Ladder includes an actual standing platform vs. a traditional ladder step that allows for increased reach and range of motion. The best part, it feels like the user is standing on the ground instead of on a ladder.”

Comfort, Safety and Mobility Benefits

Through continued focus on creating safety solutions at any height, Werner has developed this entirely new Podium Ladder. One of the most significant benefits of this design is how easily it allows the user to reach traditionally difficult areas therefore maximizing productivity. The waist high guardrail and the larger platform surface also deliver more comfort for the professional user who is often required to stand on a ladder for prolonged periods of time.

The new Podium guardrail securely and conveniently organizes tools and accessories at the top of the ladder—where they are needed. The functional top is also transformed to serve as a wraparound guardrail for total freedom of movement. The Podium Ladder also features the newly designed Edge360 bracing system that increases the size of the ladder foot pad, braces the first step and provides protection at every angle.