The ladder is a great invention and I don’t think there can be any argument about that. Before ladders, what did people do?
Stand on each other’s shoulders?
Unfortunately as with any tool, improper use can cause injuries, lawsuits etc. Our friend next door to Tashman’s climbed a ladder, fell off and died. He was a professional so believe it can happen to anyone.
Never stand on the top of the ladder.
If the ladder is shaky, have someone brace it at the bottom.
Remember you now have a high center of gravity, so don’t lean out too far.
Never stand on the ladder tray.
Always be sure the ladder is fully open and level.
Extension ladders should always be locked before climbing
The Right Way:
The Wrong Way: