The last thing you want to encounter on the job is an accident. Though they are bound to happen, the least we can do is prepare ourselves. When working on a ladder, surroundings are crucial, and practicing good habits and awareness helps makes surroundings easier to work with. To stay well and aware, look around and practice these fall protection habits.
Inspect the Area Before a Job
Being familiar with terrain is a simple, but effective way to map out your job’s trajectory. Look out for holes, objects, and other pitfalls that may permeate the area. Being aware will only help you in the long run, so get a good look at what you will be working with.
Invest In Supplies
We at Nation Wide Ladder & Equipment pride ourselves in offering great ladders, sure, but we also bear the user in mind. We have plenty of fall protection gear to ensure maximum safety and efficiency. Break the bank and buy a harness or two. You never know when you’ll need it!
Check The Weather
You probably open your weather app each day anyway, but it never hurts to check it if you plan on working on a project outside. It is always best to plan ahead, and knowing the weather ahead of time alerts you to any dangerous weather you could encounter.
Never try to do a risky job alone. Make sure you have people nearby just in case you fall, trip, or harm yourself in some other way. Of course, if you are a member of a team, this is taken care of.
Take the time to practice these habits and buy some fall protection gear before you work on your next job that requires a ladder. You’ll thank us. For all of the ladders and supplies you need, contact Nation Wide Ladder & Equipment. Give us a call at 1-(800)-228-2519!