Macclesfield Express - - SPORT -

WORK­ING safely on lad­ders is a must, and not do­ing some­thing as sim­ple as ex­tend­ing a steplad­der fully can be dan­ger­ous.

Many lad­ders come with in­struc­tions about how much weight they can take, which side you can climb up (if you can use both sides), how to lock them in place and other ways to use them safely. Never stretch or over-reach when you’re up a lad­der be­cause this could desta­bilise you and it, and make sure you wear sen­si­ble shoes that won’t slip off.

Your lad­der should have non-slip feet for safety, but the feet also help to pre­vent dam­age to floor­ing in­doors.

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