How to pick the perfect Henchman ladder for you


When it comes to using ladders, it is essential to choose the right ladder for the job at hand. Tackling a task at height with the incorrect style of ladder can put your safety on the line, so it’s crucial to carefully consider factors such as the type of work, the terrain, and the duration of the task. That said, it can feel overwhelming trying to determine the best ladder to suit your needs. But fear not! Leading ladder expert Henchman has put together a handy guide to help you pick the perfect Henchman for you. Whether you need a stable footing on soft, uneven ground, or a larger platform for those tasks that demand plenty of movement, Henchman has you covered.

New Fully Adjustable Tripod Ladder

Ideal for keen gardeners or DIY enthusiasts, the new and improved Henchman Tripod ladder is a must-have for carrying out a myriad of tasks around the home and garden. From trimming hedges, pruning delicate roses, cleaning stubborn gutters, or adding a touch of flair to your home decor, this ladder provides unwavering stability and complete safety.

Available in heights from 5” to 12”, the ladder is suitable for  both indoors and outdoor use.. The individually adjustable legs and claw-like feet provide paramount stability, and you can easily adjust the ladder legs surface – even on an incline or unsteady surface such as gravel. The ladder also incorporates a hedge-proof locking pin to protect against potential hazards and an extra platform rung for balance.

The Tripod ladder boasts an astonishing 80% more adjustability than other ladders available when it comes to tackling uneven surfaces, and is the only fully adjustable Tripod ladder certified to UK safety standards. So there are no more worrying wobbles or precarious positions that slow down your work or put your safety at risk.  

New Fully Adjustable Tripod Ladder PRO

An essential for any arborist, landscaper, groundsman or gardener, the new Fully Adjustable Tripod Ladder PRO is meticulously designed with professionals in mind. If you’re seeking a sturdy ladder with unwavering strength and versatility, this is the ladder for you. The ladder has all the benefits of Henchman’s Fully Adjustable tripod ladder but even more adjustability and durability meaning you can take on tasks with complete peace of mind.

For the PRO ladder, no slope, height or terrain is too much of a challenge. Its independent leg adjustments accommodate substantial slopes and steps that would otherwise throw a ladder off balance so you can take on tasks safely and efficiently. Henchman believes everyone should feel safe and secure no matter what, so these added layers of protection allow you to focus solely on the task at hand and feel confident when working at height.

If you’re looking for a ladder that can cope comfortably with regular or daily use, this is the ladder for you. Built with thicker aluminium in key contact areas and enhanced durability, it is built to withstand the rigors of work and prevent wear-and-tear from impacting your safety.

Hi-Step Platform Ladder

The Henchman Hi-Step Platform Ladder is a safe and sturdy ladder designed for tackling jobs on uneven terrain such as ditches, banks, steps or slopes. The ladder features a 2ft by 2ft enclosed marine platform, making it ideal for tasks such as cleaning the roof of a caravan or greenhouse where you need that extra bit of space to move around when you work.

It is built to handle a range of heavy-duty tasks, as all four legs can be easily adjusted to create a solid foundation, and the frame is made from strong aluminium. The Hi-Step ladder has undergone rigorous testing and conforms to the professional safety standards of the British Standards Institution (BSI). So, you can climb with confidence knowing you’re in good hands. If you want complete flexibility when you’re working at height, the Henchman Hi-Step Platform Ladder is the ideal choice as it has 2ft/ 60cm of extra height in the legs.

What height should you choose?

Once you have found the perfect ladder, it’s time to choose the right height to help you conquer the task at hand. Most will typically need a ladder that will suit a range of tasks, but Henchman advise working between shoulder and waist height for maximum stability and movability. 

To find your perfect Henchman ladder, take Henchman’s handy ladder finding quiz at

Fully Adjustable Tripod Ladder: RRP from £299.00

Fully Adjustable Tripod Ladder PRO: RRP from £399.00

Fully Adjustable Rear Leg Ladder: RRP from £279.00

Hi-Step Platform Ladder: RRP from £449.00

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