how to use a ladder on uneven ground

Working with ladders on uneven ground can be really challenging. Here at Ladders UK Direct, we'd always recommend using your ladder on flat ground where possible, but we understand that sometimes this simply isn't an option. If you find yourself having to use a ladder on uneven ground, you should do whatever you can to make the ground even before you start.

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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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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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Taking a shortcut when you're putting a ladder up against your home can lead to a serious injury. Even professional tradespeople can get it wrong sometimes! There's no harm in brushing up on your ladder set up skills to make sure you're working in a safe way at all times. So, if you need to complete a job on your home - here's how to set a ladder up safely.

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Step ladder

We have a huge range of step ladders for sale here at Ladders UK Direct. Whether you need a step ladder for domestic or professional use, we're confident that you'll find what you're looking for on our website.

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If you've never used a step ladder before, you might be wondering if there are any specific safety measures you're supposed to take. To help you keep risk at a minimum, here are eight step ladder do's and don'ts:

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Gutter

SHORT ANSWER: No, it's not safe to lean a ladder against a gutter. Make sure you lean your ladder against a strong resting point that's sturdy enough to support it.

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Feet standing on a chair

If you need to change a light bulb or get something down from a high shelf, you might be tempted to just grab the nearest chair and stand on top of it in order to reach the required height.

But chairs and stools are designed to be sat on, not stood on. Even a sturdy-looking chair may not be stable enough to serve as a safe height access solution.

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Climbing a ladder

Unless you have a fear of heights, there's no reason to be afraid of using a ladder. A ladder isn't dangerous as long as it's in good condition and you use it safely.

Here's what you can do to minimise risk when using a ladder...

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Platform step ladder with 7 treads

Self-supporting step ladders are generally safe and easy to use, but there are certain precautions you should take to minimise your risk of falling and injuring yourself.

For example, it may not be safe to stand on your step ladder's topmost treads. The exact rules depend on what sort of ladder you're using - read on for details.

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