Compared to a table saws or CNC machine, a ladder is a simple tool. That doesn't mean they're not dangerous though. In fact, it means they're likely to be underestimated, and that's bad news because a ladder accident can mess you up bad. That's why it's important to take a few minutes to refresh yourself on some basic ladder safety.
The , who's previous brought us great tips on concrete stakes and tape measures, has a few things for you to keep in mind before the next time you step on a ladder. The top two steps on a given ladder, for instance? Not for standing on. If you can no longer brace your whole shin against the frame of the ladder, you're asking for trouble.
This is advice you shouldn't take lightly. , falls were the number one cause of on-the-job deaths of construction works. If falls pose a deadly danger to professionals, they certainly pose a threat to you as well. The next time you climb up, please be careful.