Using ladders correctly?

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  1. slippy

    slippy Well-Known Member
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    Have I rested the ladder against the right place when I want to climb over this fence thing on a balcony I clean?
     
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    How about this position?
     
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    20150404_133224.jpg How about this for cleaning the windows?
     
  4. boarcity

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    id be more worried about those rubber feet. cant recall which forum member it was but he had a set o those feet came on a new ladder and they slid out on him. false security
     
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  5. Danfire

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    I usually have a couple rounds of the ladder above the handrail when going over a balcony. By the looks of it the ladder will be left unattended when you clean on the balcony, I'd be inclined to tie the head of the ladder in case a gust of wind brings it down onto the customers car or worse still the customer. Can't tell the angle of pitch in pics 2 & 3, I would never climb a shallow pitch unless it was well footed.
     
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    Personally I go for picture one, I would add ladder mitts as they will grip the railing better than just bare metal.
     
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    I agree with pic 1 but the ankalad would be out to guarantee i don't slip
     
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    Fair comment daveyboy but it needs to be remembered that not all newbies have £150 spare for ladder accessories.

    I think sometimes us more established and seasoned chaps forget that some are starting out with a budget that barely covers lunch.
     
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    I perhaps would have gone on the garden in No.1, and fasten the top if you have to go over a rail. I carry a short piece of thin bungie cord with hooks at either end, and keep it clipped onto the top two rungs, very handy.
     
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    Good idea rugbywolf

    I know we don't all have a big budget Green but i think ladder safety is the priority when buying stuff to start out
    Even if you have 1 squeegee an applicator and a few cloths you can work but come off the ladder and you ain't working
    Fleabay is a good place to look
    If i take a fall I'm not paying my mortgage or feeding my family
     
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