If you are decorating while using a ladder, be sure to be safe. Here are a couple of tips to remember while you are climbing your ladder.

Setting up the Ladder

Choose the right ladder for the job. Will a platform stepladder be best? Or an A-frame? Or, is your ceiling really tall, making an extension ladder the best option?

Once you choose your ladder, set it up the right way. Make sure it is level. Secure the spreader bars. Make sure the ladder is stable before you climb.

Maintain Three Points of Control

While on the ladder, maintain three points of contact. Always have either two feet and one hand or two hands and one foot on the ladder. Use a toolbelt to hold your tools and the other things you might need. Get help if you need an extra hand to help hang something.

Face the Ladder

Whenever you are on the ladder, face your work. Always keep your body between the rungs rather than leaning one way or the other.