Ladder Safety VI Safety

Ladder Safety VI

Some Tips for Ladder Safety

Even the manufacturers are concerned about ladder safety. Here are some ladder safety tips that they offer and we should use:

  • Keep your body centered to weight is evenly distributed.
  • If something is out of reach laterally, get down and move the ladder.
  • If you forget something, climb back down to get it. Don’t reach down from halfway while someone tries to hand it to you.
  • If it’s not a backpack or tool belt that is designed to be carried hands free, climb up first and haul it up with a line.
  • Always face the ladder while you climb and stick with three points of contact.
  • Consider the top two steps on a step ladder and the top four rungs on an extension ladder as decoration because they should not be used.