Ladder Safety

Some tips on ladder safety. 

These might seem obvious but a moment of carelessness can result in a lifetime injury. 

  1. Always face the ladder when ascending and descending
  2. Never use the top rung as a step
  3. Use at least one hand to hold onto the ladder at all times
  4. Wear a helmet
  5. Never move or shift a ladder when it is occupied
  6. Never carry a load or abject that could cause you to loose your balance
  7. When accessing roofs, use a roof ladder.
  8. Always have someone guard the base of the ladder
  9. Never stretch whilst on the ladder to reach something 
  10. Never climb the rear of a ladder
  11. Never use a ladder horizontally
  12. If it feels a bit dodgy, do not go up the ladder


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