ANYONE know about ladder safety...?

Discussion in 'Gutter & Fascia Cleaning' started by Taxlossloz, Jun 8, 2015.

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  1. Taxlossloz

    Taxlossloz Grand Master
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    image.jpg Only joking smurf-
    Got these gutters to clean - got levellers and stabiliser to fit on new triples! But never used a standoff - does it go on wall ? Would it damage these roof tiles? I have always leaned on plastic guttering which is not good image.jpg
     
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  2. daveyboy

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    What standoff have you got?
    If microlite it can go on the roof tiles
    If a smaller one can go on the fascia
    I use this on those type of jobs
    http://www.ladderstore.com/compact-ladder-stand-off.html
    Made by microlite company but a lot smaller
    It can be used on roof also as will just touch the tiles and keep you off the actual gutters
    I don't use my ladders even my small ladders without this attached as never need to rest ladder on slippy sills
    I wouldn't feel right without it nowadays
    I never actually put them on the sill like these pics but on the wall just beneath the sill leaving me room to work and wipe sills
     
  3. Taxlossloz

    Taxlossloz Grand Master
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    Not got standoff yet . If you zoom in you will see no facia - so it's either wall , gutter , or roof tiles ...
     
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    With the small standoff you can rest on the gutter but have wheels touching the tiles for safety
    Not sure about all the weight being on the tiles with a microlight
    Best to get the old gits opinion
     
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    Taxlossloz Grand Master
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    Ok cheers - he prob at bingo now
     
  6. Taxlossloz

    Taxlossloz Grand Master
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    So would you say def get one with wheels Dave ?
     
  7. Smurf

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    Those type of roof tiles look quite brittle to me so I would avoid placing a microlite standoff on the roof myself.

    A compact ladder stand off is ok but not realy a stand off at all in my opinion as does not stand the ladder off very far from the wall at all when wanting to clear guttering out like that one. At least using a microlight standoff rest on the wall just below that guttering the top of the ladder will be in a better position to work from as will be further away from the wall.
     
  8. daveyboy

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    I tend to use the mini one smurf just cos i can't be arsed to get the big yin out
    It still keeps me off the gutter and on the tiles on most jobs and is so light it is easy just to whip it off 1 ladder and stick it on the other
    Especially if just inspecting a gutter quickly
     
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  9. Smurf

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    I would never use a standoff with ordinary wheels as can be bloody dangerous to use. However the wheels on the compact & microlite standoff are no ordinary wheels as they flatten out when you put weight/climb the ladder
     
  10. daveyboy

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    I would be lost without my mini one
    Can't imagine climbing a ladder without it
    Can put the top of the ladder above the sill but still be off it to allow to not get the 2 grey marks where the ladder was and can't wipe
    Also allows me to get the angle i want every time as i have a lot of wall to choose from to lean against
     
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