Winter Ladder Safety


Winter Ladder Safety

Winter Ladder Safety. This time of the year, we hope you have already had your gutters cleaned but for those who are still working on it we have a few ladder safety tips to make sure that your experience is safe as possible.

Winter Ladder Safety

  • The most important rule is to NEVER try and do work when it’s wet and slippery.Climbing on ladders can be very dangerous when the weather conditions are rainy, misty or snowy. Get down immediately if high winds, rain, snow or other inclement weather begins. Winds can blow you off the ladder and rain or snow can make both the rungs and the ground slippery.
  • Use ladders with slip-resistant feet and wear clean, dry and slip-resistant shoes when climbing a ladder.
  • When you climb, always face the ladder and grip the rungs to climb – not the side rails. Always keep three points of contact on the ladder whether two hands and one foot, or two feet and one hand.
  • When climbing, keep your hips between the side rails and do not lean too far or overreach. Re-position the ladder closer to the work instead.
  • If you have to use a step ladder near a doorway, lock or barricade the door and post signs so no one will open it and knock you off the ladder.
  • A straight or extension ladder should be placed one foot away from the surface it rests against for every four feet of ladder height.
  • When you climb, always face the ladder and grip the rungs to climb – not the side rails. Always keep three points of contact on the ladder whether two hands and one foot, or two feet and one hand.
  • When putting up holiday decorations, always use the proper step stool or ladder to reach high places. Don’t stand on chairs, desks or other furniture.
  • When climbing, keep your hips between the side rails and do not lean too far or overreach. Re-position the ladder closer to the work instead.
  • Other quick tips to remember: Keep large pets such as dogs inside or on a rope far away from the ladder. Do not use a ladder in the wind. Do not drink before or while climbing the ladder. Avoid using medication that makes you drowsy before climbing on the ladder. Never climb above the third rail from the top of a ladder.

Winter Ladder Safety


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