NON SLIP LADDERS CAN HELP PREVENT SLIP AND FALL ACCIDENTS
Non slip ladders are available to help avoid accidents.
Ladders can be a dangerous source for slips and falls. Factors to consider when considering ladder safety are the ladder's duty rating, maximum working height and conductivity.
Most ladder accidents occur from improper or careless use. The ladder should fit the size of your job. For example, a 30-foot extension ladder would not be long enough to climb onto a 30-foot structure. To place the ladder at the proper angle requires additional length. In addition, the ladder must extend three feet beyond the roof line if you want to climb onto the structure.
Your objective when setting up a ladder is to achieve a proper angle in which you can maintain your balance, and to secure the ladder to prevent any potential movement. A ladder should be placed so that its base is one foot away from the vertical support for every four feet of ladder height, commonly referred to as the one-quarter rule. This 75-degree angle utilizes the ladder's construction strengths and gives you optimum balance when climbing.
This ladder is well built with non slip rungs.
If you have to stand on the first step from the top of a stepladder, or the second step from the top of a straight or extension ladder, the ladder is too short for the job and should not be used. On the other hand, a ladder that is too big for the job is also unsafe. If you have to reach forward beyond an arm's length, get down and get a smaller ladder that will bring you closer to your work.
Check the ladder before each use to ensure there are no cracks, loose rungs or loose hardware. Adding non slip tread to the ladder is also a great help.
There are times when the ground beneath the ladder may be uneven. Use a ladder leveler when working on an uneven surface. On soft ground, such as dirt or grass, use spikes to secure the ladder. You should always maintain three points of contact with the ladder. Always use a lift line or tool belt when you need to carry supplies or tools. If your arms are full going up and down a ladder, you are creating an opportunity for a slip and fall accident.
As you can see there are non slip ladder extension covers available for a very low price.
All of these options will lead to a much safer non slip ladder experience.