Ladders are being used to do some job on heights. These are lot of works for which people use these ladders such as at home while hanging or installing things at height of walls, to remove something from in wall cabinets and in industry it has rather grand uses. People are using these ladders from years but still they do not give attention and care while working on ladders and get themselves injured, even millions of people have lost their lives by falling from them. One might think that people will consider safety factors during standing on it but some people are still foolish enough to show irresponsible attitude toward them.
Ordinary injuries such as bruising or fractures have happened to many people but in worst cases people have lost their lives by thinking that the height of the ladder where they are standing at ladder is very low. A little misstep can kill a person in minutes.
While selecting them it is important to consider your purpose for which you want to buy it. There are small thing which can be considered to remain safe and intact when using steps.
Before knowing the safety facts it will be good to learn about steps properly. There are two types of them. One is leaning with single or extended form. This can be used for small task such as changing bulbs, hanging paintings and such others.
The height will be depending on your reason to using it. If it will be too height you will not be able to control balance and if it is too slow you might not reach the required height. Avoid metal ladders for electric works; you will be doing a risky work already another risk will not do.
Using step ladder will surely make your work easier. It can be stand near place you want to work at they are more safe then leaning ones.
Inspect it before using and make sure that its parts like side rails rungs and anti-slip feet are in good form, they are clean and tightly fixed.
Make sure the soles of your footwear are clean and in good condition. Open it fully and properly and place it on a balanced space so it will not move to wobble when you are working. And if the space is not equally balanced put something under the appropriate foot to stable it. Avoid places from where people get to pass such as doors and if you have work near door, make sure it is locked so no one will enter and attack you. Always stand 3 to 4 step down from highest step. Face the ladder when you are working, do not stand opposite side. Keep all tools and equipments with you or hang them with ladder so you will not have to get down continuously. Only one person at a time should be must, more than one person will be extra weight on it.