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The King Kombo

The King Kombo is coming soon to a retailer near you! The newest ladder from Little Giant Ladders will be available at retailers starting in late February and into early March. Here is what you need to know about the King Kombo>

There are three versions of the King Kombo, the Professional, Industrial and Technical. The King Kombo comes in a 5′ or 6′.

Here are a few more details about each version of the ladder:

King Kombo Professional

King Kombo Pro will literally help you complete most every ladder task on any job site or any project. You can set King Kombo from storage to stepladder to extension in seconds. For tasks like painting, running wire, or accessing a hard-to-reach corner, you can simply use King Kombo as a safe leaning ladder. Thanks to its rotating wall pad for the leaning position, the King Kombo conforms to and protects inside and outside corners and damageable surfaces like aluminum siding, drywall, and stucco. King Kombo’s speed will blow your mind. You have never worked this fast and safe on a task!

King Kombo Industrial

King Kombo Industrial brings all the power and speed of the Pro, with ultra-heavy-duty feet with seriously aggressive tread for elite traction and durability for harsh industrial environments. King Kombo Industrial also brings a tough corner, pole, and stud gripping V-bar for the extension ladder position. This heavy-duty grip conforms to inside and outside corners and even offers protection for damageable leaning surfaces like paint, drywall, and stucco and round poles. Speed, power, and safety—prepare to be faster and safer than ever on the job!

King Kombo Technical

King Kombo Epic is the bad A—the pinnacle of the King Kombo family. King Kombo Epic offers the speed, strength, and versatility of its brothers with the addition of the most aggressive ladder foot Little Giant makes: the Sure-Set™ combination spike (for soft ground) and tread foot. The Sure-Set foot is the only ladder foot that locks securely when you want it to stay in place and swivels when you need it driven in the earth. Utility, cable and telecom service professionals, you asked for it, we’ve delivered the King Kombo Epic. This King Kombo is lighter, faster, stronger, and safer than the pile you’ve had willed upon you for umpteen years. Get ready!

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Ladder Accident in Toronto

A Canadian man was at an industrial site in Toronto when he fell off his ladder and suffered numerous injuries. He later died at the scene. The accident is under investigation by the Canadian Ministry of Labour. The news site will have more information once the investigation is done, but regardless of the details, this accident is a tragedy.

These stories always get to me. This man was somebody’s father, husband, friend, son. It’s hard to know what happened to cause this accident, but regardless of the cause, the accident is tragic.

Remember the safety resources and tips we have on this blog and don’t let yourself be a victim of a ladder accident.

OSHA’s Ladder Safety Fact Sheet

OSHA has a great document with safety tips for using stepladders. The document has general information about stepladders. Here are a few tips from OSHA:

Plan Ahead

Look at the job ahead of time. Choose the right equipment. Have the right amount of ladders, the right type of ladders and ladders with the correct height. Simply planning ahead can help prevent a variety of accidents.

Use a Ladder with the Correct Weight Rating

Nobody wants a ladder to break or collapse while the person is on them, but if your ladder’s weight rating is too low, that is exactly what could happen. Choose a ladder with a weight rating to hold both you and your equipment.

Avoid Common Stepladder Hazards

Follow all safety guidelines with your stepladder. Don’t stand on the top-rung or top cap. Stay between the rails.

Make sure you take a look at the document for a few more safety tips!

Ladder Accident and Electricity

good fiberglass

Fiberglass in good condition

A ladder accident in Tennessee led to one man dead and another injured.  The two men were trimming trees near a power line when they had an accident.  They were taken to a hospital where one man was pronounced dead and the other man was treated for non-life threatening injuries.  An investigation found that the man who passed away had been moving a ladder when it struck an overhead line. He was electrocuted.

This tragic accident provides a few reminders.

  1. Always be aware of your surroundings. If you’re moving a ladder, look out for anything overhead.
  2. If you are working near any electrical wires or power lines, use a fiberglass ladder. Fiberglass does not conduct electricity, so it is not quite as dangerous if you accidentally touch something electrical with your ladder.

Ladder Safety Resources

Looking for some resources to help you and your team work safely on your ladder? Don’t worry, I can help you.

The American Ladder Institute 

The American Ladder Institute has lots of great information, tips and other resources on its website. You can take a ladder safety course and receive certification for free.

Ladder Safety Month

Ladder Safety Month takes places every March. During this month, you may see billboards, listen to webinars, receive emails and see posts on social media channels all talking about ladder safety and how to prevent ladder-related accidents. To participate, visit Ladder Safety Month’s website.

OH&S Magazine

OH&S Magazine is a great resource for any topics related to workplace safety. The magazine can be mailed to you, or you can read it online. The site has an entire section dedicated to fall protection. They also regularly publish articles about ladder safety.

Other publications

We listed OH&S by name, but that is just one choice of publication. Lots of magazines, websites and other publications share information on using your ladder safely. If you want something new to read, just do a quick search, and plenty of results will pop up.

Live Training

One of the best ways to get ladder safety information is by participating in live training. If you’d like a fresh take on ladder safety, fill out the form we have on this site, and you will have someone contact you for a safety training.

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