All of our ladder equipment either meets or exceeds OSHA as well as ANSI standards. Also, we are a zero tolerance employer concerning the use or possession of alcohol or drugs on the job. Ladder work requires absolute sobriety at all times, and we adhere strictly to this policy. In addition, we take extensive safety precautions such as anchoring and tethering our ladders when needed, which most competitors do not do. Also, the wide range of specialized tools we carry with us enables our employees to safely clean hard to reach gutters and to work in areas where access to gutters may be restricted or partly blocked. There are more than 200,000 ladder accidents in the U.S. each year according to OSHA. Doesn’t become a statistic; entrust the ladder work to us.
These two photos (above) illustrate some of our extensive safety precautions during a recent installation of gutter guards in Apex. The close up on the upper photo shows a black anti-skid wedge placed under the ladder’s lowest rung. Also visible just above this wedge is one of our 100-pound cement anchors, which is tied to the ladder to ensure that the metal feet cannot slip or slide around. We carry several of these heavy anchors with us at all times as extra insurance for a very steady ladder.
The lower photo shows an orange warning cone which has been placed near the bottom of the ladder. It was one of several orange cones placed nearby to alert anyone who might be coming or going to the presence of our workers and their equipment and also to safely direct any foot traffic around the work site.