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Henchman Professional Tripod Ladder - 3 Adjustable Legs

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What size do I need?

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We aim to dispatch all orders placed before 12pm on the same day (dependent on stock availability).

Orders to UK mainland are sent on a next day service, although it is not uncommon for delivery to take 2-3 days.

Deliveries to offshore UK and Ireland can take up to 7 days, and may be subject to additional charges. For overseas orders, please check the delivery time and cost with us when placing your order as it varies by country and region.

For more information on delivery, please see the delivery section of our frequently asked questions page

5 Year Warranty
5 Year Warranty
British Standards Institution
TUVRheinland Certified
TÜV Rheinland Certified
Key Product Features
  • If possible, always be sure to measure the height of your job and check you have sufficient floor space to ensure you get the most suitable ladder for your needs.
  • 3 adjustable legs adjust independently up to 18 inches (45cm) to accommodate for uneven surfaces, slopes, hills and steps
  • Built to keep professional tree surgeons, landscapers and decorators safe when working at heights on uneven ground 
  • Our strongest and resistant model - designed to withstand frequent use and regular transportation
  • Professionally hand-welded by accredited welders to increase strength and durability
  • Can be used indoors when used with our FREE Rubber Feet, one set per Tripod.
  • One FREE Set with every Tripod
  • Tested by British Standards Institution (BSI)  to withhold up to 150kg in accordance with BS EN131-2:2010+A2:2017
  • Externally tested to EN 131-2 and EN 131-3 by TUV Rheinland
  • Made from premium, lightweight aluminium - weight ranges from 6kg to 21kg depending on size
Extra Product Detail

The professional Henchman tripod ladder is the ideal replacement for a traditional stepladder. Safer, more durable and easier to transport, this tripod ladder keeps professionals safe when working at height on sloping and flat ground, both indoors and outdoors.

The professional ladder is built from thicker aluminium profiles, to make it stronger and more resistant to wear and tear from regular transportation and use.

The tripod design can be placed in any position safely. As long as all three feet are in contact with the ground, your professional ladder will not wobble. Each leg is adjustable to allow for sloping surfaces, making working on any kind of surface much safer. 

The ladder features a 7” / 18cm deep platform rung designed to make standing more comfortable while you work.

When standing on the platform, you can tuck your knees into the frame for extra stability, allowing you to use both hands safely as you work.

The platform sits at the top 3ft / 0.9m of the ladder’s full height - no matter what size your ladder is. For example, if you have the 8ft / 2.4m ladder, the platform sits at 5ft / 1.5m high. This means when you’re standing on the platform, you’re standing 5ft / 1.5m above the ground.

When standing on the platform, the remaining 3ft / 0.9m of the ladder’s length is designed specifically to give your legs room to tuck into the frame. This provides you with more stability while working. This unique design also prevents you from bashing your shins on the rung above whilst working.

Always be cautious of falling debris when using any ladder as impact may destabilise and/or damage the ladder.


What size do I need?

All sizes provided are with the extendable legs fully retracted.

To avoid ordering the wrong sized ladder, it’s important you know exactly how high you need to reach before you order.

For example, if you’re using your ladder to do landscape gardening, we suggest picking a ladder that’s more or less the same height as the highest area you need to reach. 

Measuring that height before you order will ensure you choose the right size ladder.

Working Height
(Based on the user being 6ft / 180cm)
Ladder Size Platform Height Hip Level Reaching Overhead
6ft / 1.8m 3ft / 0.9m 6ft / 1.8m 10ft / 3.0m
8ft / 2.4m 5ft / 1.5m 8ft / 2.4m 12ft / 3.6m
10ft / 3m 7ft / 2.1m 10ft / 3m 14ft / 4.2m
12ft / 3.6m 9ft / 2.7m 12ft / 3.6m 16ft / 4.8m


How our sizing works

The height of our ladders is the total height from the very bottom to the very top of the ladder with the legs fully retracted. For example, our 6ft / 1.8m ladder measures 6ft / 1.8m tall.

The tripod ladder’s platform sits 3ft / 0.9cm from the top of the ladder. When standing on this, the top of your ladder will be in line with your waist. That means, if you have a 6ft / 1.8m ladder, your waist will also be at 6ft / 1.8m. 

Your shoulders will be approximately 2ft/60cm higher than your waist. We always recommend working between your waist and shoulder height. This will give you a working height range of 6-8ft / 1.8-2.4m, waist to shoulder level. 

So, if you need to reach between 6-8ft / 1.8-2.4m, our 6ft / 1.8m will suit your needs perfectly.

Heights available: From 6ft / 1.8m to 12ft / 3.6m

Standing platform depth: 7in / 18cm

Approximate working height (waist level): Same as the total height of the ladder

Approximate working height (shoulder level): 2ft / 0.6m above the ladder’s height

Maximum standing height: 3ft / 0.9m below the ladder’s height

Weight: From 9kg to 15kg

Storage dimensions: The full storage length is the total length of the ladder. The storage width ranges between 0.8m / 2.6ft on the 6ft tripod, to 1.8m / 6ft on the 16ft tripod. Can be stored securely outside.

Storage depth:  0.2m on all tripod ladders

Weight limit: 150kg


How much is delivery? 

An all-day delivery slot is free of charge if you’re ordering from mainland UK. 

If you’re ordering from overseas, this also costs extra and depends on the country. Please get in touch with us before you order and we’ll advise you on the cost.

When will my delivery arrive? 

If you make your order before 12pm, we’ll aim to dispatch it on the same day (depending on stock availability). 

Mainland UK orders take 2-5 working days. If your delivery is sent to offshore UK or Ireland, it can take up to 7 working days to arrive.

If you’re ordering from overseas, delivery times can vary between country and region. Please check the delivery time with us before you place your order.


Do I have to be at home to receive my order?

No, you don’t have to be at home to receive your order. Instead, you can request that your order is left in a safe place. You can do this by either:

  • entering a safe location into the delivery instructions when placing your order
  • calling the courier after you have received your dispatch email and providing instructions on where to leave the order 

Please note that if you request for your order to be left unattended, you do so at your own risk. Your order will not be insured against theft or damage.

If you are out when the courier attempts to deliver and have not left instructions for your order to be left in a safe place, the courier will leave a card requesting you contact them.

The courier will also re-attempt your delivery the following day. If they are unable to deliver on three consecutive days, they may hold your order in their depot until you contact them as per the instructions on the missed delivery card.

If the courier leaves your order unattended and unsigned for without your written request, kindly inform us and we will investigate.


Returns & exchanges Info 

I’ve changed my mind about the order, can I return it? 

If you change your mind about your order within 14 days of delivery, you’re entitled to return your order. Your order must be unused and in its original packaging.


I’ve ordered the wrong size, can I exchange it? 

Yes, you can exchange your order if you have ordered the wrong size. However, this is subject to a £45 return charge due to the extra courier fees. Your goods must also be unused and in a re-sellable condition.  

When processing your exchange, we’ll ask for full payment of your new item, along with the £45 collection charge. 

Once processed, we’ll aim to deliver your new order and collect the incorrect size on the same day (although this is not guaranteed). 

Once we receive the returned item, we’ll process your refund within 5-7 working days.

Introduction to the Henchman Tripod Ladder

FAQs about our ladders

It’s simple, really. Our Professional Tripod Ladders provide wobble-free stability because all three feet always remain in contact with the ground. 

By adjusting each leg individually to counteract uneven ground, the Professional Tripod Ladders allows you to ensure that the rungs are always level. All three legs adjust up to 18 inches (45cm) to allow you to work on all types of surfaces, including uneven and sloping terrain. The ladder’s claw-like feet add extra stability, and stop the ladder from sinking when used on soft ground.

The Professional Tripod Ladder’s standing platform provides a safe place for your feet while you work. You can also tuck your knees into the frame for extra stability, allowing you to use both hands safely as you work.

Although similar to our standard tripod ladder model, our Professional Tripod Ladders are made from thicker aluminium and are built to better withstand regular use and transit. This makes them far more resistant to frequent use over the years. Plus, for businesses claiming back on VAT, the extra cost of our professional tripod ladder can be easily recovered.

Some of the clauses with EN131 require ladders to have four legs in order to be compliant. As tripod ladders have 3 legs, they do not fully comply.

However, our Professional Tripod Ladders pro tripod ladders do have a TUV certificate against relevant clauses from EN131. They are also tested by British Standards Institution (BSI) to conform to BS EN 131-2:2010+A2:2017.

Our Professional Tripod Ladders are also compliant with working at height regulations (WAHR), a body that focuses on consumers choosing the right ladder for the job.

If you plan to use your ladder on hard surfaces or indoors, our Professional Tripod Ladders also work brilliantly when purchased with the optional rubber feet. These improve grip on flat hard surfaces and also protect delicate floors from being scratched by the clawed feet.

When working in customer’s properties, these feet are excellent for protecting your client's floors and patios from damage.

Both our tripod ladders and our platform step ladders are designed to be safe on uneven ground. Both have adjustable legs to counteract slopes, dips and steps, have a safe working load of 150kg, and are covered by our 5 year warranty. 

The added benefits of our tripod ladders include a lighter weight due to their fully aluminium frame, making them easier to transport and move around. They are also faster to set up due to their spring pin leg adjustment mechanism. The Professional Tripod Ladders are made from even thicker aluminium and are built to better withstand regular use and transit. This makes them far more resistant to frequent use over the years. 

The Adjustable Platform Ladder has a larger standing platform secured by a rear guard strap. It also has more height adjustment due to each leg extending to 2ft, plus an optional 3ft height extender on top of that. It also offers high levels of productivity, allowing you to increase your reach by leaning left and right on the waist high guard rail without risk of toppling.

As a professional gardener or tree surgeon, it’s likely you’ll need to work across a variety of heights, meaning you’ll need to choose a ladder that allows you to work at flexible heights.

The best way to judge this is to buy a ladder that is the average height of the majority of your jobs. If you choose a ladder that’s too tall, you’ll spend your time working on the lower rungs rather than from the platform. If you choose a ladder that’s too short, you may be tempted to stretch up and over reach, causing imbalance and instability.

Many professionals buy a shorter and taller ladder to accommodate for varying height needs, allowing them to work comfortably and safely at whatever height they need to reach. 

Please see the “What size ladder do I need?” section on this page for help choosing the right sized ladder. If you’re still unsure about what size to choose, please get in contact and we’ll be more than happy to help.

The rubber feet make your Professional Tripod Ladder easier to use inside and on hard surfaces.

Slide them onto the feet of the Professional Tripod Ladder and they will protect your customers floors and patios from scratches and marks, preventing complaints around damage to properties. The rubber feet also improve grip on the floor. 

Please note that it’s important to always take the rubber feet off when working on soft ground or gravel, as the clawed aluminium feet are designed to dig into and grip the ground, preventing slipping or sinking.


Yes, if you order the wrong size ladder, you’ll be able to exchange your ladder for a different size. However, there will be a £45 collection charge. 

For more information on exchanging the wrong size ladder, please see the “Delivery and returns” section on this page.

An all-day delivery slot is free of charge if you’re ordering from mainland UK. 

If you’re ordering from overseas, this also costs extra and depends on the country. Please get in touch with us before you order and we’ll advise you on the cost.

Both our Tripod ladders and Hi-Step Ladders are designed in the UK and made by accredited welders in China. 

Our Wheeled Henchman Range is made in Somerset, UK.  

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