Over-Reaching leads to the worst falls
Almost everyone would choose to over-reach rather than getting off the ladder and moving it to a new position. Unfortunately, even slightly over-reaching can move the center of gravity, leading to the ladder tipping. When these situations lead to falls, especially if the worker is on an extension ladder. These falls especially falls from extension ladders, are the leading cause of ladder-related fatalities.
Solutions to the Issue
The Little Giant HyperLite™ SumoStance® is not only super lightweight but also has leveling outriggers that double the base footprint of the ladder so the operator is unable to reach outside the ladder’s base footprint. The wide footprint leads makes the ladder almost impossible to tip.