“I know a man. Eight foot step-ladder. Simple to climb. Simple to fall off of. His funeral was a week later. This is serious business.”
I’d watched this video last week. As a terrible fate would have it I almost lost my footing on a ladder yesterday. Almost. I remembered what he says about the last two steps on a stepladder not being steps. I was stepping back down as it tipped but I caught and corrected myself in time. Check this Essential Craftsman video out. Plunging 3,4,5 + feet to the concrete is not a something you want to try out.
“You’ll think, ‘If I can just reach over there six more inches I can do it.’ Stop. Don’t do it. Just put a mental brake in there. Get down. Move the ladder six inches and climb back up.”