can tradespeople work during lockdown?

Over the last few weeks, we have seen most of the UK go into national lockdowns for the third time. No one is 100% sure when these lockdown restrictions will end this time, and as with all things COVID-19 related, we've got questions.

Can tradespeople work in other people's homes during a lockdown? What precautions should you take if you are working during the lockdown? And what questions can you expect from homeowners before you arrive on-site?

Today we're going to try and demystify some of these questions so that you know what you can do and how to approach the situation safely.

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How to Position a Step Ladder

When using a step ladder, it is very important not only to ensure that the ladder itself is undamaged and in full working order, but that you position it correctly. By doing so, you will be able to climb up the ladder and complete the task at hand safely, confident that your step ladder will not give way and cause a potentially serious accident.

In case you're not sure how to position a step ladder, we will run through each step below, as well as the correct processes to carry out before setting up your step ladder and whilst using your step ladder.

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using a ladder in the rain

Using a ladder in cold and wet weather conditions is nobody's idea of fun. However, some people like builders and scaffolders are required to work outside - whatever the weather. There are a few things you can do to help make using a ladder in the rain safer and more comfortable. So, if you're someone who often finds yourself using a ladder in the rain, just keep reading.

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how to fully extend a triple extension ladder

Unlike single or double section ladders, triple extension ladders pose an extra level of complexity. First of all, they're heavier than most other ladders and secondly, they're a lot more awkward to move around and handle.

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Man standing on a step ladder

Before using a step ladder - or any other type of ladder, for that matter - it's important to carry out a thorough risk assessment. This will help you to determine whether a step ladder is actually the safest and most suitable solution for the task at hand.

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