Many ladder incidents occur when a worker falls from a ladder or when the ladder falls because it is being used incorrectly. Because of that, ladder incidents can lead to serious injuries and fatalities, so it is important to know on how to appropriately use the ladder.

Here are the 6 guidelines that can help you avoid injury :

1) Position Ladders Correctly: Keep the area around the top and bottom of a ladder clear. Use on a firm and even level floor.
2) Wear shoes with slip resistant base.
3) Maintain a 3-point contact (two hands and a foot, or two feet and a hand)
4) Get help when needed. DO NOT try to do alone if you can’t do it safely by yourself.
5) Secure Ladders Properly: Make sure the ladder is fully spread, the hook is securely locked on the rung and the locking hinge is locked to hold the ladder in position.
6) Clean mud and other slippery substances off your shoes and ladder rungs before climbing the ladder.

At this time, you know a bit more about the correct usage of the ladder, make sure that you use the right type of ladder and that you know how to use it safely. If you have any queries regarding ladder safety, feel free to contact or WhatsApp with Step by Step.

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