Friday, August 27, 2010

Use ladders safely!

I know a guy who was recently hurt pretty bad while using a ladder, i'm posting this in the hopes that injuries of this nature are prevented in the future


  • 1 Fully open a stepladder and lock the braces.

  • 2 Make sure that the feet of the ladder, particularly an extension ladder, are on a dry, even surface.

  • 3 Never use an aluminum ladder near live electrical sources.

  • 4 Climb only as high as the ladder is designed for. Never climb past the point where your hips are even with the top of the ladder.

  • 5 Hold on to the sides of the ladder as you climb. Store tools in back pockets or a tool belt.

  • 6 Never allow more than one person on a ladder, and don't let anyone stand below you where you can drop something on him or her.

  • 7 Heed all warnings and cautions from the manufacturer. These can be found on yellow or orange safety labels on the side of the ladder
  • 11 comments:

    1. thanks for the tips ill be sure to be safe

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    2. Ladders can be really dangerous if not used properly. Glad to see you getting out the message!

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    3. Wow I need to be more safe. Check my blog.

      http://ionvash.blogspot.com/

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    4. My dad almost accidently off a ladder when were painting this morning

      choppinrox.blogspot.com

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    5. I also have been hurt pretty bad off a ladder

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    6. I wish I had read this before I became paralyzed from the neck down

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    7. safety first!!!
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    8. i never learned how to use a ladder lol. thanks

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