Whether cleaning your gutters or hanging holiday decorations, practice ladder safety to prevent dangerous falls.
Make sure the ladder extends at least 3 feet above the roofline or work surface, and stay off the top rungs.
Place the ladder on firm, level ground. Keep ladders away from unsecured doors or windows.
Set non-self-supporting ladders at a 75-degree angle. On extension ladders, engage all locks.
Have someone hold the ladder’s bottom for extra stability. Never let more than one person climb at a time.
To avoid leaning too far, keep your body centered between the ladder rails while working.
Don’t leave a raised ladder unattended. Take it down immediately after use.