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Old 06-23-2016, 04:41 PM   #1
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Ladder.... What a weird word.

Any ways. I dont mind climbing structure , using lifts , or being in high places. I do hate ladders though. Extention ladders , Step ladders , wall mounted pretty much all of them. Ive seen a few accidents involving ladders and would love to just say I never have had one myself but..... Not necessarily true.


I always wear my nut swing and tie off. Although some guys dont.

I hate ladders and I always feel uneasy while using them. Im not afraid of hights , I just hate ladders.


What do you do to feel safe on a ladder?
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Make sure it is on the proper angle, have nothing in my hands for wall, extension, or roof ladders. Use the ladder for the method it is designed, that's about it.
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I always tie off extension ladders or have someone at the base. One of our guys rode one down 14' on a newly polished concrete floor. Broke both wrists. Apparently not awesome to have to get your girlfriend to wipe your a$$ with both arms in casts.
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I don't go on them!
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I don't go on them!
Can we set up an official conference call between you , my BOSS , and my self? I would love for them to hear your solution.
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Can we set up an official conference call between you , my BOSS , and my self? I would love for them to hear your solution.
I'd bet any boss that liked his paycheck would tell you that no ladders are required sitting home on the couch.
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I'd bet any boss that liked his paycheck would tell you that no ladders are required sitting home on the couch.
No ****. Now back to my op. What about in the work place?
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I will play the no habla game!
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After falling 25' my first year in the trade you would think I would be more cautious with ladders. I guess I'm a glutton for punishment.
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Ladder.... What a weird word.

Any ways. I dont mind climbing structure , using lifts , or being in high places. I do hate ladders though. Extention ladders , Step ladders , wall mounted pretty much all of them. Ive seen a few accidents involving ladders and would love to just say I never have had one myself but..... Not necessarily true.


I always wear my nut swing and tie off. Although some guys dont.

I hate ladders and I always feel uneasy while using them. Im not afraid of hights , I just hate ladders.


What do you do to feel safe on a ladder?
I guess I don't find ladders that scary. I've taken one digger, and that was when I was 14 and had a 4' stepladder leaned up against the wall and tried to stand on the top step on a stair landing. Learned my lesson on that one. I can't say that I've ever tied off on a ladder except when it was leaned up against a pole. I'll throw a bungee cord or something on the top of the ladder to hold it to a building if its windy though.
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That's fine my HR lady speaks spanish fluently.
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No ****. Now back to my op. What about in the work place?
Ok ok
I also hate them. despise the extension ladders because I am terrified of heights. I always try to do other tasks. Being in lifts I don't mind. Step ladders I don't mind, depending on what I'm doing on them. I don't "feel safe" though, not on any of them. Does that help better?
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Found this pic of me playing on a jack ladder from a few years ago. It was a crowd pleaser the last time I posted it.

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I guess I don't find ladders that scary. I've taken one digger, and that was when I was 14 and had a 4' stepladder leaned up against the wall and tried to stand on the top step on a stair landing. Learned my lesson on that one. I can't say that I've ever tied off on a ladder except when it was leaned up against a pole. I'll throw a bungee cord or something on the top of the ladder to hold it to a building if its windy though.
Im not afraid of them. I just despise them. And they suck. And no one ever dropped a device whilst using a lift.....
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Found this pic of me playing on a jack ladder from a few years ago. It was a crowd pleaser the last time I posted it.

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You make me uncomfortable. lol
I trained as a young child to become a fearless electrician.
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Oh I always have fear. I use it as motivation.
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Oh I always have fear. I use it as motivation.
I was almost washed over the side of a ship, a destroyer escort, when we rolled during a hurricane. Only a ladder welded to the bulkhead saved me... I now know how them ladders get bent from squeezing.
That wave soaked me from head to toe..
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It's all relative to perspective, I look back and say I survived being a young child on the way to becoming fearless. Jumping off roofs, climbing to stupid heights on old trees, trying to walk on clothes lines and on top of swing sets, riding bikes on RR track rails.....
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I always worry about an extension ladder kicking out on me. Here's a tip for when you don't have someone to foot it and don't have anything to tie off to. Drill a 3/16" hole in the cement and use a Tapcon screw to hold down a 1-hole strap. Then tie the rope to the 1-hole strap and the other end to the feet of the ladder. There won't be much weight on it, but it will stop the ladder from sliding and kicking out.

Ive done the same thing on pavement using a 4" deck screw. Since the rope is pulling on such an angle it won't pull out.
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