The telescopic ladder is a versatile tool for getting high to work on things. It can be used in construction, painting and other tasks that require you to reach up high. But there are rules that need to be followed when setting up the ladder so you don’t get hurt while using it. Here’s our complete guide on how to set up your telescopic ladders.
Set the right angle to position your ladder
The telescopic ladder is relatively safe, but there are still some general rules that need to be followed when setting up the ladder. You should always use this type of ladder on level ground. If you use it on uneven surface, it can cause instability and accidents.
Securing The Base Of Telescopic Ladder
Make sure the base of your ladder is on a flat, level surface. The base of the ladder should be one foot away from the wall and four feet off of any other obstacles like railings or trees.
If it isn’t, fix it with bricks or other material to make sure that the feet are square and not slanting in an unsafe way.
Securing top of the telescopic ladder
You should also pay attention on the top of the telescopic ladder. For example, if you are on an top level and need to go down one step down onto a lower surface, make sure the top of the ladder base is secure.
When going up or down heights with a telescopic ladder it’s best to use three steps between each height change, this will help prevent accidents from occurring.
The two most important things to remember when using telescopic ladder are that you should always have it secured at all times (even though locking mechanisms can be difficult in some cases).
How To Set up Your Telescopic Ladders Safely (Tips)
Setting up a telescopic ladder is not difficult, but it’s very important to do it correctly. As with any job, make sure you work safely and read the instructions carefully before you start.
You’ll need two people to help put your ladder together: one person should stand at the base of the ladder holding it steady while another person stands on top of the steps and inserts them into each other, locking them securely in place.
- Be mindful not to lean too far over the edge or use any type of object as support for your feet if climbing up or down stairs with a telescopic ladder.
- Always be aware of what is around yourself when working at heights so there are no accidents from occurring while going up and down.
- Distribute the weight evenly across both of your legs, and it’s important not to place too much pressure below the point where the ladder meets by placing heavy object on it.
- Select that ladder made with durable materials that don’t rust or corrode with time. Also, it doesn’t weigh too much, so you can carry them anywhere and they’re easy to open and close.