With all the projects you need to accomplish, ladder safety may be the least of your concerns. We know it may not be at the top of your priorities, but with 724,000 ladder-related injuries every year, it really is better to be safe than sorry. Luckily, even if safety isn’t your first concern, it is always ours. Safety is our priority which is why we have compiled the most important steps for you.
- Never set up your ladder on uneven ground. Being even a few inches off at the bottom can put you several feet off at the top. Either find even ground or use a leveler tool such as the Little Giant Leveler.
- Always maintain three points of contact while climbing to help you create stability.
- Always wear proper equipment for your workplace. Eighty-four percent of people who suffered injuries from impact to the head were not wearing a hard hat.
- When using an extension ladder, be far enough away from the wall to be stable. The key is to move your ladder one foot at the base for every four feet you climb up.
Using these safety tips while getting your stuff done is the best way to stay safe and accomplish your big goals.