Cosco Ladders - A Look At Your Options
+ A Few Ladder Safety Tips
the right ladder you can accomplish any task above ground
level. However, choosing any ladder is not the right
answer. There are so many safety and usage concerns to
consider before purchasing and using one. However, Cosco
offers an answer to most any needs with their
The following will give you all the tools you need to
purchase and utilize your new ladder, as well as, several
options to consider.
Normally, there are three types
of basic portable ladders, based on the amount of weight they
can support (The ANSI offers extended weight
There are many different types
of ladders and many variations of the above mentioned ladders.
All of these are single person ladders and meant to be carried
from job/chore to job/chore depending on the amount of weight
that will be on the ladder. One should also consider the height
of the ladder, as you would not use a small step-ladder to
paint the top your window shutters. Remember that the highest
you should safely go on the ladder is the fourth rung of an
extension ladder or second if it is a simple
With that said, it is important
to know what options you have available to you outside this
very basic list. Luckily Cosco offers many types of ladder. The
following list of Cosco ladders
is not an
exhaustive list of all ladders on every market
Cosco Signature Series
Offered in 4, 5,
and 6 foot sizes, with the 6 foot offering two
extra options, this is a great example of the
4, 5, 6
foot Signature Series ladder Basic
foot Signature Series Ladder Type
Four Step 6 foot Lite Solutions Folding
Other Smaller Cosco
Tech Step Step Stool & Cosco Small Molded
One Step Stool
Cosco One Step
Basics Folding Step Stool
Cosco 2, 3,
& 4 Step Household Folding Step
New Models of
The previous listings were the
basic models provided for household and small business use.
These are not intended to be work platforms or professional
grade ladders. Luckily, the model types are not limited to
household/small business use. They also offer
ladders made for the larger
business/commercial and industrial use.
Cosco places their larger
ladders into two different groups; the work platform and
Greatest Step Stool Three Step Aluminum Work
ladder is labelled a work platform by
Cosco, but by no means does it limit
what uses the ladder be utilized for.
In fact, it can actually be used for
many different large or small household
chores. On top of that it is more
durable than any ladder ever made by
Cosco Three Step
Max Steel Work Platform
Cosco Tri Step
Plus Work Platform
Cosco Two Step
Contour Steel Work Platform
Now that you have an idea of
your options, it is important to consider ways to remain safe
when using Cosco
The following list are just a few safety precautions to
consider when using your new ladder.
Make sure the ladder you
are using fits the job you plan to use it
Before using a ladder,
no matter the age or storage conditions, check for
cracks deformities, and broken joints or
Always place your ladder
on a stable and evenly flat surface.
Never put your ladder on
another object that is easily movable.
Remember the 1:4 ration
to ensure stability.
If climbing from the
ladder to another surface, make sure the ladder extends
three feet above the object.
Always secure ladders
over twice your own height.
Never climb above the
second rung of the ladder.
Used wood or fiberglass
ladders when working with or near
Never leave the ladder
As far as the amount you should
plan to spend, it can vary. You can be a thrifty shopper and
spend as little as $40 on a basic step-ladder. If the budget is
unlimited then you can spend as much as $400 on the top of the
line, Worlds Greatest Ladder. All the rest fall in between,
leaving you many options to choose from. This will also leave
you room to purchase accessories like locks, stabilizers, and
With all that information, it
may seem like choosing a ladder would be a difficult choice. It
is not. You have done the right thing by educating yourself on
your options and safety tips. Always, keep in mind what you
need it for, the weight, and height you will need to
you unlimited options for any task at hand.