Did you know that 81% of fall injuries to construction workers are related to ladders?
Checking the ladder is a quick and simple thing, but it is also easy to forget. We’ve all been there: they look good, they stand upright…what else to see? Well, it turns out that there are actually some very important things that need to be checked before use.
Even if the ladder is durable and able to withstand abuse, we still encourage everyone to have a ladder check regularly.
Homeowners rarely use ladders, and may only use them a few times a year, so it is assumed that they are always safe to use. What about professionals? The company they work for must care about its equipment, right? In addition, they only used the “new” ladder for two months! Of course, it still meets the standard… but, really?
Well, there is only one way to find out: check it. The more we know, the less likely an accident will occur.
The ladder check will take you less than 10 minutes. It can and will save you money and pain. There is absolutely no reason to skip it.
If you find that your ladder does not meet the minimum ladder safety standards, please do not risk it. Let’s say it again: Don’t risk your health or even your life, because you need to save some time or a few dollars. It’s not worth it.
(1) Clean the ladder regularly to prevent certain chemicals from corroding the surface of the ladder. Check the connection parts regularly and add lubricating oil if necessary.
(2) If the material of the ladder is bent, broken or the connecting parts cannot work normally, please contact the manufacturer for professional maintenance.
(3) Poor environmental conditions will reduce the service life of the ladder. Generally speaking, its service life is 2 years indoors and 1 year outdoors.