There are many different angles of ladder safety. Today, we want to focus on safety when using an aluminum ladder.
Regular Safety Guidelines
Regular safety guidelines apply to aluminum ladders. Simple safety reminders like maintaining three points of contact and not overreaching can help you be safe on any ladder, including one made from aluminum.
Specifically for Aluminum
When it comes to aluminum ladders, the most important tip is to stay away from any sort of power lines or electrical wiring. If there is any chance that you might be working near electricity, choose a fiberglass ladder instead.
Another tip for aluminum ladders is to be aware of the temperature. When it is too cold or hot outside, the aluminum will take on the temperature, making it potentially dangerous.
Aluminum ladders are useful for just about any jobs that don’t involve electricity. Sometimes, aluminum ladders are preferred because they are often lighter than fiberglass ladders of the same size.
Hopefully these tips help you work safely when on your aluminum ladder!