The Longmont Paint Pals would like to wish the community a merry Christmas. We know many homeowners will won’t to put Christmas lights on there homes this year to brighten up their neighborhood with some holiday spirit! Working on ladders can be dangerous so make sure you take your time and do it safe! Here are 3 easy tips to help keep you safe while hanging your lights.
1) To achieve optimal stability and safety for every 4 feet the ladder is going up the wall it should be 1 foot away from the wall so 12 feet up means 3 feet away from the wall.
2) Ideally the top of the ladder should be above your head while your on it, so if needed you can reach out with your hand and grab it. Never have the top of the ladder below your waist.
3) More accidents happen on the smaller A-frame ladder than the big extension ladders. You may feel more confident being closer to the ground on a smaller ladder, but be extra cautious on them. Make sure all 4 legs are on touching level stable ground. A ladder pivot or plywood can help create a level surface when working on uneven ground.
Hope this helps keep your holiday safe!