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Northern Lakes Do-it-Best Hardware

Ladder Safety

Because ladders are common tools used every day, many people forget proper ladder safety. It’s important to remember that ladder injuries are easily preventable if you think before acting.

Avoid ladder injuries with these ladder safety suggestions.

Do Not Use the Top Rung of a Ladder

  • Do not use the top step/rung of a ladder as a step/rung unless it was designed for that purpose
  • Ladders must be free of any slippery material on the rungs, steps or feet
  • Properly set and use the ladder according to safety instructions and warnings
  • Wear shoes with non-slip soles

 

 

 

 

 

Woman Painting Using 3-Point Ladder Safety

  • Always maintain a 3-point (two hands and a foot, or two feet and a hand) contact on the ladder when climbing, and keep your body near the middle of the step.
  • Be aware of the ladder’s load rating and of the weight it is supporting, including the weight of any tools or equipment. DON’T exceed the maximum load capacity or duty rating of a ladder.
  • DON’T permit more than one person on a single-sided stepladder or an extension ladder.

Ladder Not Locked Safely

  • Be sure that all locks on an extension ladder are properly set.
  • DON’T climb a closed stepladder.
  • Haul materials with a line rather than carry them up an extension ladder.
  • Use a ladder only on a stable and level surface, unless it has been secured (top or bottom) to prevent displacement.
  • DON’T place the base of an extension ladder too close to or too far away from the your vertical surface. The proper angle for setting up a ladder is to place its base a quarter of the working length of the ladder from the wall or building.

Making smart decisions while using any type of ladder is a must. Each ladder has directions specific to that ladder type, so be sure to know what capabilities are offered. Remember, ladder injuries are easily preventable.

Don't Climb Ladders Backwards

Man using ladder with proper angle against house

Group carrying a ladder

Outdoor

Serene Patio Spaces Backyard barbecues, family gatherings… it’s the time of year to get your patio set out and prepare for outdoor evenings. Whether you want to spruce up your […]

Outdoor Paint & Stain

Cabot suggests Assessing the current status of your wood to begin the paint or stain project. Here is a check list, it can help you get started to help identify […]

Indoor Paint

Northern Lakes Do it Best Hardware is your complete paint resource. With our color designer PLUS color match system, we can match colors from multiple sources while retaining your paint […]

Lighting and fixtures

Things just got a little brighter inside! We now have a wonderful display of lighting! Whether you are looking for light bulbs, wall sconces, Pendant lighting, Flush mount, recessed, vanity, […]

Appliances

Areas largest Appliance Showroom!

We have Finance options for the Appliance you need!

We have many Appliances in stock to suit your needs and specifications,

or we can assist in ordering the Appliances to custom suit your needs.

For a fee we have delivery of your new Dishwasher, Range, Refrigerator, Freezer or Washer & Dryer set.

Appliance removal is available for a disposal fee.