You have probably have it heard that you should be careful where you place a ladder. It should be on flat ground for one. It should also have three points of a contact. Otherwise, you risk some serious ladder accidents. Unfortunately, many people don’t take into account these simple practices.
They often find themselves tumbling from ladders as they come crashing to the ground. A much safer bet is hiring a professional roofing company to do the job for you. However, you can still be much safer by following these simple rules of thumb. In this video, you will see what happens when you don’t secure the ladder before climbing up.
Sometimes, the ladder can be secure but still placed in an improper spot. For example, one man placed a ladder in front of the garage door. This was not a great spot to place it. When the door opened and a car backed out, they accidently took out the ladder. This goes to show how where you place a ladder is just as important as how you place the ladder. It is important to be aware of your surroundings.