Ladder Safety

October 24, 2014

This week’s painting safety tips are all about Ladder Safety.

  • Always check the ladder before you use it to make sure there is nothing broken, cracked, or bent.
  • Keep your hips in between the side rails of the ladder, never over-extend or over-reach in either direction whilst painting.
  • Always keep three points of contact – that is two feet and one hand on the ladder when working, or two hands and one foot on the ladder when climbing.
  • Avoid carrying tools in your arms, where possible, up and down the ladder, instead use a tool belt so you can maintain your three points of contact.
  • Always face the ladder when going up or down.
  • Take your time and keep your concentration when using a ladder.
  • And, of course, watch out for those overhead power lines.

Happy Painting – Jonah The Painter


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