Most modern ladders and platforms are made from lightweight metals such as aluminum, although it is still possible to buy more traditional wooden designs. Purchase ladders that meet current safety standards, and store them horizontally.
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A sturdy stepladder is an essential piece of household equipment because of its versatility and portability. Open it to its full extent for safest use and never stand on the top two steps.
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