Richard Smaltz

Werner only introduced its Podium Ladder in 2014, but the company is already offering an upgraded model for users that want better mobility around the jobsite. New-model Podium Ladders with Casters improve the functionality and ease of use that professional contractors expect, creating efficiencies on the job.  The casters are spring loaded to deactivate automatically when the ladder is in use, and are factory-installed on the 375-pound Type IAA and 300-pound Type 1A ladders. Podium ladders are available in heights from 9 to 16 feet and offer large platforms with plenty of workspace so users can keep their tools at the top of the ladder where they’re needed. A 36-inch guardrail wraps the work zone for added safety. Online pricing starts around $320.