How do you use a ladder on an angled roof?

What slope should a ladder be set at?

Figure 5 gives guidance in relation to setting up ladders on slightly sloped ground. The correct angle for a ladder is 75 degrees or the 1 in 4 rule.

How do you ladder uneven ground?

The best solution is to use a product like Little Giant ladders with ratchet levelers or LeveLok from Werner. Both have individually adjustable feet. If you don’t have one of those, the easiest option is to dig out a large pocket on the high side of the ladder, allowing the feet to sit on level ground.

How do you steady a ladder?

If there are two sections to the ladder, both sections should be in place. Rungs should all be unbent and unbroken. The ladder should be free of oil, grease, or any other substance that could cause you to slip. Ladder falls don’t occur only when the ladder itself falls – plenty of people fall from the ladder!

How do you paint standing on a sloped roof?

The only way to access and paint walls above a steep roof is to fasten toe boards, or roof jacks, to the rooftop. Toe boards are pieces of wood, typically 2×4 boards, that are nailed into the roof for footing and stability when climbing up and down.

How do you measure ladder angle?

For a quick check on the angle of your ladder: Stand facing it with your feet touching its feet and your arms extended—your palms should rest on a rung at shoulder height.

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