Using the wrong ladder can be dangerous. Think about the task at hand, choose the right size and style, and be sure to follow the directions on the ladder before you climb.
Consider these aspects of the job:
- How high do you need to reach?
- How much weight will the ladder need to hold?
- What is the environment in which the ladder will be used? Are there any electrical lines overhead?
The American Ladder Institute can help you choose the right ladder for the job.