Quick Safety Tips to Keep You Safe

You're busy, and you've got lots of stuff to do. With all the projects you need to accomplish on a day-to-day basis, ladder safety may seem like the least of your concerns. We know it may not be at the top of your priorities, but with 724,000 ladder-related injuries every year, it is better to be safe than sorry. So, even if safety isn't your first concern, it is always ours. Safety is the top priority at Little Giant Ladders®, which is why we have compiled Little Giant's top ladder safety tips you should always follow.

Back to Basics

  1. Never set up your ladder on uneven ground. Being even a few inches off at the bottom can put you several feet off at the top. Either find even ground or use a leveler tool such as the Little Giant Leveler™. 
  2. Always maintain three points of contact while climbing to help you create stability. This helps keep you secure and also can help in preventing overreaching. 
  3. Always wear proper equipment for your workplace. Eighty-four percent of people who suffered injuries from impact to the head were not wearing a hard hat.
  4. When using an extension ladder, be far enough away from the wall to be stable. The key is to move your ladder one foot at the base for every four feet you climb up.

    Why it Matters

    It may not sound complicated. It may seem like common sense. But with so many severe and even life-threatening ladder injuries occurring daily, it is always good to be reminded. The most important thing is that you can get home safely. Don't add to the statistic of ladder-related injuries. By using these ladder safety tips while getting your work done, you can stay safe while accomplishing your goals.