If you are an electrician in Brisbane city, there are high chances that you have worked with a ladder at one point and even if you haven’t yet, you will use it at one point. When dealing with an electrical circuit or electricity, safety should be observed. Ladders come in different types. Ladders vary depending on height, materials and design. You should always use a nonconductive ladder made of fiberglass or wood.
You can use step ladders for both outside and inside electrical connections. If you want to reach extra heights that step ladders cannot reach, use extension ladders. Before you climb any ladder, you should consider some safety basics. Make sure the footing is level and secure and also secure the locking safety arms of the ladder. Every electrician in Brisbane city should ensure that the area below the ladder is clear and free from debris.
Lock the ladder
When using ladders, ensure that they are fully opened and the locking arms securely locked into place before you climb the steps. This is applicable for both extension ladders and step ladders. There are two locking arms on step ladders. Each arm is on either side to allow each leg of the ladder to lock securely into place so that the legs of the ladder don’t close back when you are on top. Extension ladders have two sections; the top section and the bottom section.
The top section has plastic wings or caps to secure the ladder from sliding when an electrician Brisbane is on top of the ladder. The top section of the ladder has two locking arms that attach to the legs of the ladder’s bottom section. The arms lock the top section of the ladder and prevent the ladder from sliding back down as you climb up and this can lead to serious injuries.