LadderLimb for the DIY heroes

Here’s to all you heroes…

To you DiYers who find the time to make your homes and gardens beautiful places to be. To you gardeners, painters, window cleaners, curtain putter uppers, picture hangers, gutter cleaners, light bulb changers, light fitting installers, cat in tree rescuers, party decorators.

LadderLimb salutes you!

Why use LadderLimb?

LadderLimb is a totally unique ladder safety device that has helped thousands of people like you be safer whilst using ladders.

The LadderLimb system is designed to give you back that third hand on the ladder when you are working. Having those 3 points of contact is a safety rule you cannot afford to skip.

The device simply fits into the rung of most ladder systems. Using it’s integrated karabiner clip, you will be able to ‘clip in’ your paint tin, tools, small tool bag, bucket and be able to keep one hand for working and one hand to keep you safe!

Gone are the days of using ladder hooks that move about and make the ladder unstable. Gone are the times you put a piece of pipe into the side of the ladder and tried to hook your tools on that. Most importantly, gone are the juggling acts, the gymnastic routines and the dare devil attempts.

LadderLimb is an essential ladder safety device that compliments the range of ladder safety measures you should be taking.

We Want You to Get a Grip……

Ladder safety isn’t just for tradesmen and women, employees, and fire fighters you know. The number of DIY ladder accidents is rising fast and we don’t want you to be another statistic.

Read our Ladder Safety guide for DIY here.

According to ROSPA, around 45,000 people a year in the UK now attend Accident and Emergency following a ladder accident around the home.

Top Ten Causes of DIY Ladder Accidents

1 - Over-reaching

Overreaching on a ladder is the number 1 cause of DIY ladder accidents. By leaning out from either side of a ladder you are changing the centre of gravity and gravity always wins!

2 - Not keeping 3 points of contact

You guessed it! This is where LadderLimb comes into it’s own.

Some DiYers seem to think that they are able to perform some pretty spetacular tricks on ladders with just points of contact – two feet – one foot and one hand. Sometimes even one point of contact!!

Having 3 points of contact on the ladder at all times will help make sure you’re stable and balanced (on the ladder that is).

3 - Complacency about danger

Sound daft? Well not taking working at height seriously is one of the major causes of lots of home based accidents. Complacency usually means that people are more likely to take risks and think that it won’t happen to them.

Unfortunately gravity usually wins again..

4 - Ladder Slipping

This is another major cause of ladder accidents. The correct positioning of ladders is crucial for them to work as designed. Read our guide for more info.

Slippy ground surfaces are a ladder users worse nightmare. There are ways to ensure that your ladder stays put. See our guides for more info.

5 - Poor Balance

Again, the positioning of your ladder is vital to ensure that you are safe whilst working at height. Ladders should be erected on flat, stable surfaces in order to be balanced.

Your centre of gravity needs to be in the middle of the ladder rungs. Being too much to the right or too much to the left will offset your centre of balance.

6 - Poor Vision

If you need to wear glasses – wear them! For one – you need to be able to read the safety instructions on your ladder system. Being able to find a suitable position for a ladder to be erected seems obvious but statistics suggest that some ladder accidents are caused by people with poor vision incorrectly positioning their ladders.

7 - Dizzyness

We know what you’re thinking….dizzyness….really?

In some cases, accidents were caused because people chose to ascend their ladder even though they had height related dizzyness issues. If you get vertigo above 3 feet – leave the working at height to someone else.

8 - Wrong ladder for the job

Yep, some people will use stepladders to get up the 1st floor windows and some people will use 3 stage ladders to change a light bulb in a living room. The mind boggles.

9 - Tiredness

Getting on a ladder with shaky legs is never going to end well. If you’re using tall ladders, any signs of fatigue could put you at risk.

10 - Poorly maintained ladder

Ladders aren’t cheap are they. It might be tempting to carry on using that old ladder been damaged or has parts missing but remember that gravity is out to get you so don’t play into it’s hands!

Ladder Safety Basics

Ok, so it’s the weekend and you have that checklist of jobs ready – there’s always a checklist!!

On that list there is bound to be a few jobs that require you to work at height. Now height doesn’t have to be high! Even a few feet off the ground brings with it some risks.

So to prevent potential accidents from taking away your hero status and pride, lets have a quick look at the basics.

1. If you are using staged ladders or ladders that require to be lent against a building – make sure the ladder angle is at 75° – use the 1 in 4 rule –  1 unit out for every 4 units up.

2. Always grip the ladder and face the ladder while climbing or descending.

3. Don’t move or extend ladders while standing on the rungs.

4. You shouldn’t work off the top three rungs, and make sure the end of the ladder extends at least 1 m above where you are working.

5. Maintain three points of contact when climbing and at the work position – Buy LadderLimb 🙂

6. When leaning ladder, you must secure it by tying the ladder to prevent it from slipping either outwards or sideways.

7. Don’t rest your ladder against glass or plastic gutters.

What customers are saying about LadderLimb


I used this item many times and found it to be very good, holds my bucket when cleaning windows with no problem. I have bought my brother one and he is very pleased with the Ladderlimb.


Beauty at Home

When going up ladders for whatever reason it’s useful to have both hands free! A friend of ours recently fell off his small ladder trying to clean top of caravan! Broken wrist and not being able to drive for weeks! Not worth it when one of these would have avoided an accident! Husband now won’t go up ladder without his extra limb!

Beauty at Home

Mr. Paul Charnock

Simple and effective idea. Beats the hell out of “homemade” solutions to holding paint/kit securely up a ladder.

Mr. Paul Charnock

Graham Bruce

What a fantastic extra piece of equipment, great for when your up the ladder, extra hand.

Graham Bruce

Shaun P

These are absolutely brilliant, If you do a lot of ladder work like me then you’ll find this invaluable. Buy one and you wont regret it.

Shaun P

Mark Charles Knight

Best tool I have ever owned, makes ladder work so easy

Mark Charles Knight

Wayne de Wet

Ladderlimb is a breakthrough in ladder safety when working up ladders. A must-have part of any professional trades person or serious DIYer’s tool kit. Having spent 34 years up ladders and using many different gadgets for holding paint kettles, tools, buckets etc, I am now only ever going to use Ladderlimb when up a ladder. Highly recommended….. How did I ever get on without my trusted Ladderlimb

Wayne de Wet, Grand Winner Dulux Select decorator of the year 2011.

Wayne de Wet

Ricky Meredith

I think what you have done for painters is what cats eyes have done for drivers

Ricky Meredith

Sean Wilkinson

In my opinion you have created one of the best straight forward devices to improve ladder safety over the last 15 years. Every trades person who works up a ladder should have one as their vital 3rd hand helper. I have recommended you to a friend of mine with many connections within the trade.

Sean Wilkinson – Wilkinson & Son.

Sean Wilkinson
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