Because ladder’s can easily slide, break and tip, they are considered the most dangerous tool in your garage!

      According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), each year there are more than 165,000 emergency room-treated injuries in the U.S. relating to ladders.

Sadly, at least 300 deaths occur every year as a result of ladder injuries.
Here are some safety tips to keep you safe:

  • Use a wooden or fiberglass ladder near electrical sources to reduce electric shock.

  • Position the ladder correctly by planting the base on a firm, level surface. Not on rocks or boards.

  • Carefully inspect the ladder to make sure it's not slippery or shaky.

  • When using an extension ladder, don’t place the ladder on an extreme angle.

  • Always use a ladder that is tall enough for the job. A ladder too short can result in having to climb too high or overreaching.

  • While climbing the ladder carry equipment in a tool belt or have someone hand it to you.

Cleaning the gutters on your home this Spring? Be careful! Not only are ladders dangerous, so are power lines!

  • Remember to keep ladders, tools, equipment, and yourself a minimum of 10 feet away from overhead power lines. Looks can be deceiving. Over-head power lines are not insulated. What may appear to be insulation is weatherproofing material.
  • Wires should never be contacted or touched under ANY circumstances. As an extra safety measure, plan your maintenance work when someone else is at home, or let a neighbor know your plans.

For More Information Call: 1-(800)-GUTTERS