Preventing injuries, saving lives
Little Giant Ladder Systems is the safety and innovation leader in climbing systems and professional access equipment. It has partnered with safety professionals all over the country to develop real solutions to real safety problem
Solutions to most common ladder problems
Ladders and Uneven Ground Don’t Mix
Few, if any, job sites are perfectly level. To save time, operators often improvise leveling methods like bricks, boards, or rocks that are unstable and unsafe. On an ordinary 28-foot ladder, 1-inch out of level at the base puts you 19 inches off center at the top, putting the operator completely outside the footprint of the ladder. Even if he doesn’t over-reach, it takes very little force to destabilize the ladder when you’re that far off center. This kind of situation often leads to the most catastrophic falls.
Complying with 3 Points of Contact
Most industries now require ladder users to use fall protection while using a portable ladder or to work in a guardrail-enclosed platform or scaffold while working above ground. In many cases, operators find it difficult and even impossible to comply with these rules and avoid delays or dangerous dangerous improvised situations on the job.