Werner has introduced the heavy-duty Podium Ladder, specifically designed for the professional channel. This Type IAA ladder has a load capacity of 375 pounds and provides four times the work zone, allowing users to face any direction while comfortably accessing the job at hand. This ladder offers an extra-large platform for all day comfort with an extended guardrail that securely wraps around the work zone while holding an arsenal of tools. It includes a standing platform versus a traditional ladder step that creates fewer trips up and down the ladder, says the manufacturer. The increased duty rating allows for more industrial applications that require heavier tools or equipment. The 36-inch high extended guardrail and the larger platform surface delivers more comfort for the professional user who is often required to stand on a ladder for prolonged periods of time. The ladder’s Edge360 Bracing System provides stability and drop-protection with an over-sized foot pad. The LOCKTOP allows users to secure an arsenal of tools and accessories that are lock-in compatible. Whether there is a need for a lock-in paint cup or utility bucket, professional contractors and DIY enthusiasts will have access to their tools, when needed, says the manufacturer. The seven-layer Werner quality fiberglass construction is non-conductive for the extra safety and peace of mind for electrical contractors. The Podium Ladder is available in a variety of reach heights from 9 feet to 14 feet.