A conventional extension ladder is a marvelous tool, but it was not designed to set up on something round – especially something as small as a utility pole. Unfortunately, workers in the utility and cable industries are forced to set their ladders up against poles on a daily basis. It’s a dangerous situation that can easily result in a “kickout”. Use the longer straps for securing the mid section of the ladder and the smaller straps to secure the top. With the LeveLok Ladder Safety Strap properly installed, side rail movement is limited to a maximum of 3 inches. And it takes less than a minute to set up!