Platform step ladders are sturdy and secure due to having four legs rather than two, creating a self-supporting A-frame while in use. They are versatile, allowing you to complete a wide range of jobs, and have the additional benefit of a platform area on the top of the steps, giving a larger surface area to stand on while working at height. With non-slip treads and some equipped with handrails, these ladders are built with safety and added security in mind. A Platform Ladder requires level ground support for all four of its side rails. If such worksite condition does not exist, a Platform Ladder should not be selected for the job.