Many see the stepladder as having one tragic flaw: the top step. Due to not being able to stand on the top step, stepladders limit how high you can reach and your range of motion in the work area.

This not the case with Werner’s Podium Ladder, which features a broad platform and waist-high guardrail that allows you stand on top and reach in any direction. Here are some of it's other features:

Factory-installed spring-loaded casters, available on select models, deactivate automatically when the ladder is in use. These casters are available on the heavy-duty, 375-pound-rated Type IAA model, and on the 300-pound-rated Type IA fiberglass model. The Grade 1 Type 1AA PD7303 series (shown) starts at $260 for a 3-foot model.

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