LadderLimb for the DIY heroes
Here’s to all you heroes…
To you DiYers who find the time to make your homes and gardens beautiful places to be. To you gardeners, painters, window cleaners, curtain putter uppers, picture hangers, gutter cleaners, light bulb changers, light fitting installers, cat in tree rescuers, party decorators.
LadderLimb salutes you!
Why use LadderLimb?
LadderLimb is a totally unique ladder safety device that has helped thousands of people like you be safer whilst using ladders.
The LadderLimb system is designed to give you back that third hand on the ladder when you are working. Having those 3 points of contact is a safety rule you cannot afford to skip.
The device simply fits into the rung of most ladder systems. Using it’s integrated karabiner clip, you will be able to ‘clip in’ your paint tin, tools, small tool bag, bucket and be able to keep one hand for working and one hand to keep you safe!
Gone are the days of using ladder hooks that move about and make the ladder unstable. Gone are the times you put a piece of pipe into the side of the ladder and tried to hook your tools on that. Most importantly, gone are the juggling acts, the gymnastic routines and the dare devil attempts.
LadderLimb is an essential ladder safety device that compliments the range of ladder safety measures you should be taking.
We Want You to Get a Grip……
Ladder safety isn’t just for tradesmen and women, employees, and fire fighters you know. The number of DIY ladder accidents is rising fast and we don’t want you to be another statistic.
Read our Ladder Safety guide for DIY here.
According to ROSPA, around 45,000 people a year in the UK now attend Accident and Emergency following a ladder accident around the home.
Top Ten Causes of DIY Ladder Accidents
1 - Over-reaching
2 - Not keeping 3 points of contact
Some DiYers seem to think that they are able to perform some pretty spetacular tricks on ladders with just points of contact – two feet – one foot and one hand. Sometimes even one point of contact!!
Having 3 points of contact on the ladder at all times will help make sure you’re stable and balanced (on the ladder that is).
3 - Complacency about danger
Unfortunately gravity usually wins again..
4 - Ladder Slipping
Slippy ground surfaces are a ladder users worse nightmare. There are ways to ensure that your ladder stays put. See our guides for more info.
5 - Poor Balance
Your centre of gravity needs to be in the middle of the ladder rungs. Being too much to the right or too much to the left will offset your centre of balance.
6 - Poor Vision
7 - Dizzyness
In some cases, accidents were caused because people chose to ascend their ladder even though they had height related dizzyness issues. If you get vertigo above 3 feet – leave the working at height to someone else.
8 - Wrong ladder for the job
9 - Tiredness
10 - Poorly maintained ladder
Ladder Safety Basics
Ok, so it’s the weekend and you have that checklist of jobs ready – there’s always a checklist!!
On that list there is bound to be a few jobs that require you to work at height. Now height doesn’t have to be high! Even a few feet off the ground brings with it some risks.
So to prevent potential accidents from taking away your hero status and pride, lets have a quick look at the basics.
1. If you are using staged ladders or ladders that require to be lent against a building – make sure the ladder angle is at 75° – use the 1 in 4 rule – 1 unit out for every 4 units up.
2. Always grip the ladder and face the ladder while climbing or descending.
3. Don’t move or extend ladders while standing on the rungs.
4. You shouldn’t work off the top three rungs, and make sure the end of the ladder extends at least 1 m above where you are working.
5. Maintain three points of contact when climbing and at the work position – Buy LadderLimb 🙂
6. When leaning ladder, you must secure it by tying the ladder to prevent it from slipping either outwards or sideways.
7. Don’t rest your ladder against glass or plastic gutters.