Werner is the global leader in ladder innovation, and a trusted manufacturer of fall protection equipment. They recently released their new Werner WalkThru Extension Ladder Attachment, the newest solution for those who work at heights. This ladder extension helps you safely transition from ladder to roof without having to step around the ladder or brace your entrance/exit of the roof. It creates a 3-foot extension above the top support for safe and easy access to an elevated surface.

Did you know that more than 500,000 people are treated for injuries related to ladder usage in the U.S. each year? Among construction workers specifically, approximately 81% of fall injuries in the U.S. involve a ladder. That is an enormous amount of work-related injuries that can be prevented. The Werner WalkThru Ladder Extension is designed to provide a safer and easier transition from the ladder to the roof to offer more stability for people working high off the ground. With it, you can stand upright as you step on the roof and walk through the ladder, rather than having to crouch down or step around it. The WalkThru extension helps provide more stability and support to lessen the hazards associated with ladder usage. It also has a wide base at the bottom to provide extra contact area on the edge of the roof while in use.

Following the debut of Werner’s GlideSafe Extension Ladder, which is designed to raise and lower 50% easier than the competition, the WalkThru extension was introduced. These extensions are 25% lighter than competitive models and are specially designed to lock on perfectly to all Werner ladders, sliding easily onto the top to cut your setup time in half. This is great for anyone who is frequently using a ladder at home or at work so they can have a seamless transition to and from a roof.

How Does It Work?

These ladder extensions connect to the top of any Werner ladder including Type I, II, IA, and IAA extension ladders. While your ladder is on the ground, extend the ladder slightly to allow the rail extensions to mount to the fly section of the ladder. From here, the left and right rail extensions will slide over the top of each ladder rail without any extra tools. The dual clamping system locks the rail extensions securely to the ladder rails for extra stability. Once the clamps are tightened, your ladder with a 3-foot extension is ready to use!

Awarded “Best in Show” at the 2021 National Safety Council Product Showcase

The National Safety Council has been America’s leading nonprofit safety advocate for over 100 years. Their mission is to identify and eliminate common causes of preventable injury and death in the workplace. Each year they host the NSC Safety Congress and Expo to highlight the best new innovations in safety products, and this year the Werner WalkThru Extension won “Best in Show” for the New Product Showcase at the expo. Werner has a reputation for creating the safest and most user-friendly products on the market, and this release definitely follows that trend. These extensions have clearly defined caution markings and violator labels, making them fully compliant with OSHA 1910 and 1926 as well.

The Werner WalkThru Extension Ladder Attachment is available now at Ohio Power Tool! If you have any questions about this or any of our other ladder and fall protection products from Werner, give us a call at 800-242-4424, email us at sales@ohiopowertool.com, or leave a comment below for assistance. We’re always happy to help! To be the first to know about new products and deals, subscribe to our e-newsletter and follow us on social media!