If working at heights is not worrying enough, then working at heights using electricity is even more worrying. The threat of electric shock is an occupational hazard for electricians, so it is wise to take as many precautions as possible.
Metal and aluminum ladders are absolutely taboo; they react as electrical conductors.
In contrast, the best ladders for electricians are made of wood, or most commonly fiberglass. They provide insulation for users when they are in contact with live wires and high voltages.
The fiberglass ladder is strong enough for commercial use, and at the same time portable enough for home use.
It has non-conductive, insulated side rails that can withstand voltages up to 30,000 volts. The steps are wide and jagged to increase grip; rubber feet provide excellent non-slip grounding.
Our favorite feature is the tool and small tool tray at the top of the ladder. Although not strong enough to stand, it creates an ideal place to keep the equipment nearby, saving time and energy.
The ladder can be folded flat for easy storage; it takes a few seconds to open. There are external side braces that can be locked in place for added sturdiness.
When closed, they are 160 cm long and fit the back of most trucks. They weigh just over 8 kg, which makes them portable enough to be transported between jobs.
For trade or household use.
Lightweight and durable.
The top cover can hold a large tool tray.
When using a telescopic ladder, scaffolding or any other ladder to work at heights, you should have a partner. There are several good reasons to have a partner, including:
Awareness-With your partner, you have two pairs of eyes that can help you avoid harm.
Helpers-partners can reduce the possibility of you trying to use too many tools or heavy materials to climb the telescopic ladder.
Continuous check-in – Find someone to check-in to help you ensure that you take a break, get water, or stop working under unsafe conditions.
When working at heights, working with a partner is always the first choice. If you have to work on your own, you can use technology, video chat, remote assessments, and other tools to help make it safer.