Ladder Lock Safety, Ladder Fall Protection and Other Ladder Safety Tips
Aluminium Ladders Safety Tips & Ladder Fall Protection
The ‘Consumer Product Safety Commission’ reports that thousands of people are treated for fractured bones, bruises and cuts from improper use of Aluminium ladders every year.
Hundreds of people die from ladder-related injuries.
Some common safety tips that can be followed for a smooth working with your little giant ladder are:
(i) Inspect the Aluminium Ladders. Make sure the ‘spreaders’ can be locked when open and that there are ‘safety feet’ on the ends.
(ii) Check for ‘loose or bent rungs’ of your little giant ladder.
(iii) They should be kept clean of oil, grease, mud, snow and other slippery materials.
(iv) Carry a ‘single or extension’ ladder parallel to the ground. Hold the side rail in the middle of the ladder for balance.
(v) The ground under the ladder should be level and firm. Do not set your little giant ladder up on a muddy surface.
(v) Set the base of your one foot away from the wall for every four feet of ladder height.
(vi) Do not use bricks, boxes, etc. to raise the height of ladders to make them gorilla ladder.
(vii) Keep ladder off from windowpanes or sashes.
(viii) While using the ladder as an orchard ladder, turn it sideways, ease into the tree.
(ix) Face the ladder when you climb up or down. Hold on the side rails with both hands. Use a rope lift heavier equipment’s.
(x) Keep your body centred ‘between the rails’ of your Aluminium Ladders. Wear shoes with ‘non-skid soles’. Do not wear ‘leather-soled’ shoes; they can be slippery.
(xi) Never use a ladder in high wind. Never stand on the top rung of any ladder.
And the least never leave a raised ladder unattended. gorilla ladder
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