Disclosure: Werner provided me with a fiberglass Podium Ladder to facilitate this post. All opinions are my own.
I have used a number of ladders over the years, including one my father had around for years. Last year we were doing some work in the yard and Dad brought over his ladder and climbed up onto our roof and I watched my mother in the house just cringing as he treated that flimsy old ladder like it would outlast him and never fail. So when I had the opportunity to get my hands on this podium ladder this year, I thought it would be great for him.
The look on his face when I took it over to his house told me I had the right idea. The look of relief on my mother’s face when she saw we had gotten him a replacement ladder was clear as well. But even better was when they started looking the ladder over and realizing just how good it was.
See an important little detail I left out. My father is over 70, he is by no means frail. The fact that he was on my roof last year gives you an idea of how fit he still is. But he is still in his early 70’s and he does realize it and does “try” to be a bit more careful then he used to be. This ladder offers him some extra protection that other ladders do not. First there was the added stability which is a great thing, but secondly was the podium. The ladder offers him a platform that he can stand on. The top rail of a standard ladder is still there. However instead of an unsafe top step it becomes a waist high security bar, that allows for tool storage.
Werner has given my readers the opportunity to win a 4 Foot Podium Ladder of their own. Canada Only (No Quebec) 12/12