“Strains and sprains” from carrying heavy and bulky ladders is one of the most common causes of ladder injuries. Ladders are put off and on vehicles set up and taken down multiple times a day, and carried all around job sites.
Know Your Surroundings
Before moving your ladder, clear the area of any tripping hazards. Always look above your head for any cords or power lines and don’y bump them with your ladder. Also, be aware and make sure no workers will get knocked by your ladder while you walk.
Use Lightweight Ladders
Choose the most lightweight ladder for your job. New ladder technology has led to some great innovations that can help prevent ladder-related injuries. We are selling the lightest weight fiberglass ladder in the world. That’s no an exaggeration. It is up to 40 percent lighter than ordinary fiberglass extension ladders, which will help reduce the sprains and strains that are so common. In addition to choosing lightweight ladders, store and transport your ladder in its smallest position.
Get Help if Needed
If you are carrying an extra long or extra heavy ladder, don’t be afraid to ask a coworker for help. Getting help to move an oversize ladder will help prevent any injury from straining your muscles.