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Practice Ladder Safety To Scale The Roofing Heights Of Success

October 10, 2011 by - 1 Comments

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Practicing ladder safety just makes common sense and one of the first things you should insist on is the highest possible load bearing 1A rated ladder since they can take up to 300 lbs. The preferred material for ladders now is fiberglass too since many commercial projects will no longer allow wood or aluminum ladders on site. Homeowners are not faced with these restrictions but, considering the epidemic of obesity currently in the United States, getting a 1A rated ladder is not out of order for the home handyman.

No matter what material your ladder is made from, always keep it away from power lines and make sure it is positioned on a flat base. Your ladder needs to be positioned at an angle that has the base of the ladder one quarter the height of the wall you are scaling away from that wall. Your ladder needs to extend from three to three and a half feet above the eaves and kept secured to a stake at the bottom and to the fascia board at the eaves if left in place a long time while you are doing your roof repair.

Never, ever overreach on a ladder. If things are out of reach, too bad. Climb down and reposition the ladder since it is a lot less painful than falling from the height of the roof. Do not use your ladder as a substitute for a plank and make sure that if you are using a step ladder, that it is fully open. It wasn’t meant to be used at an angle like a regular ladder. A worker is only as good as his tools, remember?

One last thing when practicing ladder safety: check your ladder’s condition regularly!





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1 Responses to "Practice Ladder Safety To Scale The Roofing Heights Of Success"

Ottawa Roofers says:
December 30, 2011 at 11:44 PM


Having a ladder with a spike at the base of it is very important. Always drive the spike in to soft surfaces and use the rubber pad on pavement or asphalt surfaces. I personally like to use a bundle or two to secure the ladder from slipping.


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