Jump to content
slippy

Using ladders correctly?

Recommended Posts

slippy

20150404_125211.jpg.0041cd7d56c1b916f3fe0cdfe84f8ac4.jpg

 

Have I rested the ladder against the right place when I want to climb over this fence thing on a balcony I clean?

Share this post


Link to post
Guest boarcity

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

Share this post


Link to post
Danfire

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.

Share this post


Link to post
Green Pro Clean Ltd

Personally I go for picture one, I would add ladder mitts as they will grip the railing better than just bare metal.

Share this post


Link to post
Dave B
Personally I go for picture one, I would add ladder mitts as they will grip the railing better than just bare metal.

I agree with pic 1 but the ankalad would be out to guarantee i don't slip

Share this post


Link to post
Green Pro Clean Ltd

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.

Share this post


Link to post
rugbywolf

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.

Share this post


Link to post
Dave B

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

Share this post


Link to post
Posh

Picture 3 I would move it left so I could clean at least 3 windows in one climb & I would go over the window as by the picture the ladder to me looks like it could slide.

Defiantly ladder mits.

Share this post


Link to post
Guest boarcity

clamp.jpg.024c588560322580c272a37e6837e9ed.jpg

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.

i recollect Wagga had one of these in a video attached to his ladder top on a short length of bungee cord. this was so he can clip it to gutter and ladder wont blow away if he leaves it / also prevents sideslip

Share this post


Link to post
Guest boarcity

i also recollect a vid where he had a short length of broom handle pushed into one of the top rungs. this was there easily broom.jpg.0249160b1663fd396767fefda2e83158.jpg pulled out to use as a ready at hand mini pole for hard to reach windows

Share this post


Link to post
Smurf

Climbing over railings at height is very dodgy as you don't know if it's going to give way or you could slip and fall. Also stepping off and onto a unsecured ladder is very dodgy too. Combine the two together and is a very high risk activity to do.

 

You have three choices

1. Leave those windows out

2. Take a chance and go over the railings

3. Arrange to do the windows when someone will be home so to gain access through the house

 

I know what I would prefer to do and would be 3

Share this post


Link to post
NKK

Actually as a newbie I am just starting out. I'm picking up an order later for basic stuff like BOAB etc but have yet to get a ladder. I need one that will fold up to put in my car. For safety what else should I get?

 

Cheers

Share this post


Link to post
rugbywolf
[ATTACH=full]6395[/ATTACH]

i recollect Wagga had one of these in a video attached to his ladder top on a short length of bungee cord. this was so he can clip it to gutter and ladder wont blow away if he leaves it / also prevents sideslip

 

This is where I got it from!!

Share this post


Link to post
slippy
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

 

They are plastic safety feet think think. I got the ladder from midlands ladders think.

Share this post


Link to post

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Restore formatting

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

We have placed cookies on your device to help make this website better. You can adjust your cookie settings, otherwise we'll assume you're okay to continue.