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  • [Security Matters] Reasons for correctly rated load ladders(2)


    If you are a slim and tough guy, weighing up to 80 kg, a 90kg rated step ladder is still fine if the work is light. But if the work is heavy with a lot of moving, and shaking, then the lowly rated step ladders is really not suitable and solid enough for you. The step ladder will be wobbly if you ins Read More
  • [Security Matters] Reasons for correctly rated load ladders(1)


    I am going to share with you how to really choose a step ladder that is suitable for your needs, so that you, don’t end up buying the wrong type of step ladders. Honestly, most step ladders would be suitable for your general use, and usually, we would suggest people to buy higher step ladder than lo Read More
  • [Security Matters] Top 5 safety hazards to look out for when working on roofs


    It is not always safe to work on the roof. It can be quite dangerous, but when you understand the top five safety hazards of the roof, you can work more safely.1. WeatherWorking in the wrong weather conditions can make the roof very unsafe. Ice, snow, rain and wind will make the roof slippery, makin Read More
  • [Security Matters] What ladder accidents are likely to occur when pruning trees?


    The main ladder accident happened so quickly that it seemed unexpected at first glance. Although abnormal accidents can and do occur, most ladder-related injuries are completely preventable.In some service industries, nearly half of ladder-related injuries are strains and sprains caused by operating Read More
  • [Security Matters] 7 rules to improve the safety of your ladder


    Ladder safety is one of the most important things when working at heights. If you want to work safely, you need to follow certain rules. Let's take a look at the seven main rules for improving the safety of ladders.1. Read the instructionsThe ladder comes with instructions, they are very important. Read More
  • [Security Matters] How to check the safety of your ladder


    Imagine yourself driving in a car and suddenly the brakes aren’t working, it would certainly be an unpleasant surprise. To avoid such situations cars are required to be regularly inspected by the authorities and most people also have their cars maintained by a mechanic on a regular basis. Similarly, Read More
  • [Security Matters] Which height ladder falls can cause fatal injuries


    Even with all safety measures taken, falling from a height is still the number one killer in the construction industry. Whether it is renting or buying scaffolding, it needs to be used safely.Obviously, the higher you climb, the greater the risk of falling. However, this kind of common-sense thinkin Read More
  • [Security Matters] Understand the dangers of attic stairs


    The attic stairs allow you to enter another area of the home. Almost everyone will use one of these ladders at some point.It is not uncommon to find built-in attic stairs in the attic hatches of modern homes. Some old houses have smaller attic hatches and may not have the same type of attic stairs.R Read More
  • [Security Matters] Is it safe to work at height alone?


    Using a telescopic ladder, scaffolding, or any other type of ladder to work alone at high places can be dangerous. It is best to be accompanied by other people to ensure safer work at heights.If you have no choice, there are steps you can take to ensure that you work safely at heights, even if you a Read More
  • [Security Matters] Height limits and fall protection measures for portable ladders


    Portable ladders are a great tool, but if used improperly, they can quickly become dangerous. If you don't understand the height limit of the ladder and fall protection, it can become a disaster. This is what you should know.Climbing stairs is a high-altitude operationIf you think you are working at Read More
  • [Security Matters] Beginner's guide: how to use a ladder safely


    Because stepladders are such a common tool, even in the home, it is often taken for granted that employees know how to properly use them. This is a dangerous assumption. Most people don’t thoroughly inspect their ladders at home and many wouldn’t know what to look for if they did. Many people tak Read More
  • [Security Matters] 8 safety requirements for working with ladders


    1. When going up and down the ladder, you should face the ladder, keep three-point contact, and do not carry heavy tools and materials. The selected ladder should meet the load-bearing requirements, be of appropriate length, and be easy to operate.2. The slope of the ladder should be appropriate. Th Read More
  • [Security Matters] How safe is the telescopic ladder?


    As with any type of ladder, if you purchase an EN131 certified ladder, it is likely to be very safe as long as you use it in accordance with the manufacturer's instructions. No risk should be taken when using these types of ladders and they should be stored and maintained properly to maintain their Read More
  • [Security Matters] How to use a ladder safely in the garden?


    When using any type of ladder outdoors, be sure to follow the instructions. Climbing ladders outdoors poses greater risks and is usually done at higher heights. Therefore, it is important to keep in mind many of the necessary safety measures and protections. Here are some basic safety tips to rememb Read More
  • [Security Matters] Safety in the use of ladders at home or at work


    Whether at work or at home, the proper selection, use and maintenance of ladders is critical to your safety. Each year, ladder-related accidents cause more than 500,000 injuries and approximately 300 deaths. In the workplace, these injuries cost U.S. employers $11 billion annually. in lost work time Read More
  • [Security Matters] The importance of work at height regulations


    The Work at Height Regulations 2005 is a cornerstone piece of regulatory legislation that sets out some basic rules for workers and businesses who use work at height equipment at work. The Work at Height Regulations 2005 contain detailed guidelines covering factors such as work surfaces, types of la Read More
  • [Security Matters] Four factors that contribute to ladder accidents


    The main ladder accident happened so quickly that it seemed unexpected at first glance. Although abnormal accidents can and do occur, most ladder-related injuries are completely preventable.The following are the four main causes of ladder accidents:‍1. The ladder is too heavyIn some service industri Read More
  • [Security Matters] What should I be aware of when using a folding ladder?


    When people may need to use a ladder in their lives, the ladder is a climbing tool. If you want to go to a higher place, you can climb the ladder. The ladders existed before, but now they are manufactured with high-quality modern materials and advanced production technology with cash. Folding ladder Read More
  • [Security Matters] How to properly secure a ladder when in use(2)


    So, suppose you have found the perfect position-firm, level and stable (and the safety feet are in place). You have set the ladder to the proper 4:1 ratio (if it is a straight/extended ladder, otherwise you have fully opened and locked the a-frame). You are very happy, right? Well, it depends (and i Read More
  • [Security Matters] How to properly secure a ladder when in use(1)


    In the field of safety, falls are one of the main causes of fatal injuries. In the field of construction alone, it is the number one killer. Many people in the safety industry do not realize that in the past ten years, 43% of fall fatalities were related to ladders. However, tell employees that you Read More
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