HOMES Do the DIY basics
If you want to start improving your home this spring, ensure you get the little things right because they’re the basis for everything else, writes
with straps or ropes and clips or hooks, ensuring they’re anchored to something immovable, or put something really heavy against the bottom of the ladder so it can’t move. If you can get someone to hold the ladder while you’re up it, even better. Extension ladders can be particularly dangerous on ‘shiny’ floors, such as tiles or floorboards with a gloss finish – I know someone whose unsecured ladder slipped on a wooden floor, causing him to be hospitalised.