There are many dangers around your home. It could be from chemicals used for different tasks or power tools that you are unfamiliar with. While all these might be the first to come to mind when you’re thinking about risk that you are exposed to, statistics show that there is one item in your home that is more dangerous still, and it is a ladder.
Climbing a ladder will expose you to the one danger that causes the most deaths in homes each year in the US, and that is falls.
Whenever considering using a ladder, you need to think about safety from the bottom up. Your ladder needs to be on a stable, level surface. You should never reach out beyond the limits of the ladder, but instead climb down and move it. Always keep at least 3 points of contact with the ladder, and if necessary, you can use some type of harness to secure yourself while working.