We use ladders as tools while trying to accomplish our jobs. Ladder safety usually follows the same rules that apply when using most tools:
- Choose the best equipment for the job. Instead of using ladders to work from, use scissor lifts or scaffolding – they’re safer. Try to use ladders only for climbing to other levels.
- Pick the correct ladder height.
- Maximum weight capacities on commercial ladders will be located on a sticker. Use only ladders that have weight capacities of 250 ...