Don‘t brush off ladder safety rules because you‘ve used ladders all your life. You may learn a thing or two.
How many times have you used an oil drum, a bucket, a box, or a chair to step on because a ladder wasn‘t handy? It‘s pretty dumb, but we‘ve all done it at one time or another. And most of us have gotten away with it. But I know of some broken arms and hands that resulted from it — and even a broken back. If you‘ve done it and gotten away with it, it means you won the gamble. But think of what you bet. You bet a few minutes of time against a loss of $100,000 of income — plus suffering for you and your family.