Henchman Tripod ladder… a far safer alternative to traditional step ladders when working at height!
If you have been wondering what the three legged ladder is that is being used to great effect at Steve Borthwick’s England World Cup training ground – it’s a Henchman! See it in use here on Nick Mullen’s twitter feed https://twitter.com/i/status/1176831478753181696 and pictured in the Daily Mail on Tuesday.
It has been wrongly described as a step-ladder – in fact it is a Platform Tripod Ladder that UK company Henchman gave to the England Rugby team after its MD Tom Kitching saw footage of Steve in forwards training practising line-outs during the Six Nations using a wobbly traditional step ladder. He immediately arranged despatch of a 10ft Henchman to Pennyhill Park – Steve loved it so much that the ladder has been taken to Japan with them!
The Henchman’s splayed base, big feet and three adjustable legs provide stability on any terrain and the wide top platform run with its top safety rail allows the coach to lean into it for safe and comfortable throwing with both hands.
Henchman has now offered all Premiership rugby teams a free Tripod training ladder to help spread the word that a Tripod ladder is a far safer alternative to traditional step ladders when working – or training- at height across all applications.
Wiltshire based Henchman (www.henchman.co.uk) was founded in 1994 by Mike Kitching and is dedicated to ladder safety. The range of ladders were designed as a direct result of a family member suffering a near fatal fall from a traditional ladder whilst pruning a hedge. It is based in Wiltshire.
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