Category: Telecom

Make sure your ladder is visible to others!

This is a classic (and tragic) example of why it’s important to make sure your ladder is visible in all conditions. Especially if you’re working in high-traffic areas or at night.

http://www.expressandstar.com/news/emergency-services/2013/06/24/man-injured-after-lorry-hits-ladder-in-walsall/

I have heard several stories where a ladder operator does everything right, and someone else runs into his or her ladder and causes an accident. Sometimes these stories have a happy result and others end in life-altering or fatal accidents. These kinds of incidents are especially common in the utility, telecom, and cable/satellite TV industries.

Choosing a brightly colored ladder and enhancing visibility with reflective labels may literally save your life!

Rungs vs. Rails: The Debate

The editors of Safety & Health magazine asked their readers to share their opinions on holding the side rails of a ladder versus holding the rungs while ascending or descending. They received some very interesting responses. Click here for the full Safety & Health article. (Pages 10 and 11)

What do you think? Should you hold the rails or the rungs?

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