“Precaution is better than cure.’
Ladder safety is the reason that Lock Jaw Ladder Grip exists and why we’re so passionate about making this product available around the world. In the United States, more than 500,000 people are treated and 300 people die every year from ladder-related injuries. When you take medical, legal and other expenses into account, ladder injuries are believed to cost the U.S 24 billion dollars a year.
It doesn’t have to be this way.
- At Lock Jaw we aim to save ladder users from devastating injuries and expenses. Even more crucially, we aspire to save lives.
- That’s why we’re now in the business of bringing you what some have called the best ladder safety accessory on the market.
- For our creators Craig and Robert Charlton, ladder safety was the driving concern behind the device’s conception.
- Robert had spent his life working in the building trade. Witnessing too many falls and accidents involving ladders was his motivation to make a difference.
- The pair tested the device rigorously to make sure it met the relevant safety regulations. They also wanted to make it as easy and convenient to use as possible.
- The result is Lock Jaw Ladder Grip. These days, this device simply can’t be beaten for safety.
- According to the American Ladder Institute, the U.S Occupational Health and Safety Administration require employers to provide ladders for usage under certain workplace conditions. These conditions come with a number of regulations, such as found here.
- If you use ladders either in your home or in your workplace, there are steps you can take on your own to stay safe. Apart from buying and using our product, of course.
Ensure the Ladder is in Decent Condition
- In the United States, ladders in poor condition are one of the biggest causes of ladder accidents. You should check a ladder every time you use it for any defects or damage that could impair its use. Is it showing signs of deterioration? Are any parts of the ladder loose, broken or missing?
Ensure You’re Using the Right Kind of Ladder
- There are a few things to consider when choosing a ladder that’s right for the job and for you. This includes the style of the ladder and the material it’s made from. You might be familiar with the stepladder and the extension ladder but not the multi-function or telescopic ladder. So it’s worth looking into each style of ladder and its benefits. For instance, when working with electricity you should choose a ladder made from a non-conductive material like fiberglass and avoid one made from aluminium.
- One of the best ways to ensure the ladder is the right one for you is to follow the Werner height safety chart. On a stepladder, the highest standing level allowed is two steps from the top. That’s as high up the ladder as you should stand if you want to retain your balance and avoid a fall. Extension ladders should be 7-10 feet higher than the highest point of contact or support. For more information about Werner’s height safety chart visit wernerco.com.
Set Up the Ladder Safely
- There are also some basics to ladder safety devices & equipment.
- As much as possible, avoid using the ladder in an area with lots of activity such as people walking around.
- Place the ladder on a level surface and make sure it’s stable.
- Open the ladder fully. Don’t use an unfolding ladder in an unfolded position.
- Don’t move or extend the ladder while you’re standing on it.
- If you have to place the ladder in front of a door that opens from the inside, make sure that the door is locked or guarded. Never lean the ladder against a surface, such as a window, that isn’t strong enough to support your weight.
Work On The Ladder Safely
- Here are some tips for staying safe while working on the ladder:
- Only allow one person on the ladder at all times.
- Keep your hands on the ladder while climbing up and down and your eyes on what you’re doing.
- Don’t do any heavy lifting or over-exert yourself while on the ladder.
- Make sure you check the steps of the ladder and take any items off them before trying to move it. Imagine leaving a work tool on a ladder step and having it suddenly land on your head!
- When you finish using the ladder or need to leave it unattended, fold it up and put it away. Especially if there are kids around.
- If you haven’t yet ordered, it’s one of the easiest ways to dramatically improve the safety of your ladder usage. We’re so confident in our product that if for any reason you’re unhappy with your purchase, we offer a 30-day money back guarantee. Get yours today!