To help prevent falls, keep this rule of 3 points of contact in mind whether climbing on ladders, equipment or vehicles. Climbing on ladders is a routine part of the job for many people. Yet workers often suffer injuries when they don’t ascend or descend properly. Anyone who has ever suffered an injury by falling from a ladder can tell you it doesn’t require much height to get hurt.
The three points of contact rule are simple. When climbing or descending ladders, always maintain contact with two hands and one foot or two feet and one hand.
If you maintain three points of contact while you climb, you can limit your exposure to slips and falls.
Nevertheless, planning, choosing the right equipment and following the three points of contact method is the best way to make sure everyone stays safe. In case you need help assessing which type of ladder would best suit your needs or have other questions about our safety equipment, don’t think twice to call or WhatsApp with Step by Step today!