Elfin' Around With Buddy

Ladder Safety from a Pro

Gato has definitely earned his title as a Professional Christmas Light Installer. He filled us in on a few rules to follow before using a ladder to hang your Christmas lights!

If you're crazy enough to get up on your roof and hang your Christmas lights, at least let us help you do it safely! Safety is our #1 priority. 

1. Make sure all the feet of the ladder are on a flat and sturdy surface before climbing.

2. If you are using an extension ladder, this is the safest angle to have:  stand at the edge of the ladder and stick your hands out, the ladder should be grip-distance from your hands.

3. The rungs MUST be flat when you climb.
If they are not, you need to reposition your ladder.

4. Positioning an extension ladder: Place the ladder 3 rungs past the roof. Be cautious of leaning against a gutter, it may slide. If you lean it against a peak, it anchors it. If a ladder is extended all the way, DO NOT max out the weight limit

5. Always have a second person with you to help lower the ladder and in case you get hurt.

See this guy right here? This is Gato (Spanish for cat). You may ask, "How did he get that nickname?" Well, it's because he can climb a roof like no other! He's been with Let There Be Light since their first installation in 2009.