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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This can be used as a stepladder or as a conventional ladder, depending on how it is set up. Designs vary considerably: follow the manufacturer's guidelines carefully when setting up a ladder.
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