WernerCo has launched the new Werner Telescopic Soft Close Extension Ladder, the latest solution in its telescopic range.  

With a maximum load capacity of 150kg and a new soft-close design that ensures a smooth retraction and prevents finger trapping, this telescopic ladder offers a safe solution that is ideal for users on the go, according to the company.

Suitable for both professional and non-professional use, the 850 series is available in two lengths – 2.6 and 2.9m – both of which can be easily adjusted to suit a multitude of applications, allowing the user a safe working from height of up to 3.15 and 3.42m respectively. With safety in mind, the colour-coded lock indicators make it easier than ever for users to see when the ladder is set up correctly, while the automatic locking mechanism provides extra security when in use. 

Both models have been ergonomically designed with automatic locking and single-handed unlocking systems, allowing for safe and simple opening and closing. Thanks to its compact dimensions, making it smaller than most extension ladders when closed, the new telescopic ladder can be easily stored and is also incredibly easy to transport as it fits into the boot of most standard cars. Additionally, the rubber hand grip provides extra support when carrying the ladder.

For stability when working and to protect against damage, the telescopic ladder features slip-resistant rungs, safety grip wall bumpers, and a moulded foot brace. Additionally, the non-marking feet protectors prevent floor damage when working indoors.

Jamie Brassington, Product Manager at WernerCo, said: "The new soft-close telescopic ladders really offer the smoothest retraction and are a great option for tradespeople and homeowners alike. Thanks to the intuitive safety features and compact design, those working in the trade are able to equip themselves with a solution that will not only prevent against accidents when working at height, but can also be conveniently transported with other tools and equipment.

“Likewise, this particular solution is also ideal if you are just looking to compete some DIY at home that requires working from height. As well as being incredibly easy to use and identify any incorrect set-up, you can also rest assured that the non-marking feet with protect the floor beneath you.’’