We love to laugh. But cleaning gutters is no laughing matter. According to the Industrial Safety and Hygiene News, there are 500,000 falls annually and 97% of these falls occur at home or on farms.
LADDER SAFETY WHEN CLEANING GUTTERS
1. Choose the correct ladder. Use a fiberglass ladder if there is any chance of contact with electricity. Choose a sturdy ladder with slip-resistant pads.
2. Inspect your ladder. Be sure there are no loose bolts, cracks or corrosion.
3. Never stand on top of a ladder. Make sure your ladder extends three feet above the landing.