Today we’ll talk about another ladder accident that happened in England.

How it Happened

A builder stepped off his ladder onto the house he was working on when the ladder slipped, causing him to land on his back.

How to Prevent These Falls

Follow the Three Rung Rule

Always extend the ladder three feet above the roof line. This will keep the ladder stable and prevent slipping.

Use the Right Equipment

Make sure you always the best equipment for the job. Some of the worst ladder accidents happen at the transition point between the ladder and the roof. The Little Giant LedgeLock Auto Tie-Off System can help prevent these types of injuries. The Walkthrough allows easy access to the roof while and the worker can maintain three points of contact the entire time.

Let’s learn from this story so we don’t make the same mistakes.