Using an extension ladder? Here are a few tips to keep you safe:
Do an Inspection
Always inspect your ladder. For an extension ladder inspection, make sure the ropes and pulleys are functioning correctly and that the rope isn’t frayed. Check the ladder’s fly to make sure it’s in good condition. Check the welding and riveting is secure.
Keep Your Body Between the Rails
When climbing your ladder, stay between the rungs. Leaning to one side can cause the ladder to move, knocking the operator to the ground. If the leaning causes the bottom of the ladder to move just one inch, that little bit results in the top of the ladder moving a foot.
Use the Ladder on Level Ground
Only use your ladder on level ground. If there is uneven ground, either use a leveler or find a way to make the ground level.