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    Posted: 11 Jun 2021 at 2:10pm
Originally posted by GlueGuy

I've used those, but they scare the bujeezus out of me!

The only scare I get is when collapsing it. I just have to make sure I keep my fingers below the rungs.
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+1 to GG, I have had one for years and think it should be OK for emergency rpod roof access but I would suggest not to try to go any higher.

I got onto our house roof once using it and really had to be careful getting down as the wobbling was quite ummm, "unsettling"...and remember to check all the connection point plastic pieces before each use, I have one bracket that cracked near the top step.

Safety first!

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Each year, there are more than 164,000 emergency room-treated injuries and 300 deaths in the U.S. that are caused by falls from ladders. Most ladder deaths are from falls of 10 feet or less.  https://www.nachi.org/ladder-safety.htm
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Originally posted by lostagain

Each year, there are more than 164,000 emergency room-treated injuries and 300 deaths in the U.S. that are caused by falls from ladders. Most ladder deaths are from falls of 10 feet or less.  https://www.nachi.org/ladder-safety.htm


That being the case make sure you are at the top of a 12' ladder or taller and don't forget the parachute.LOL
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I broke my hip falling from the second step of a ladder onto concrete. Hairline fracture so not a surgical candidate. 6 weeks in a wheelchair instead.

So +1 to LA, height isn't the issue, getting the right ladder for the job and using it properly and with deliberation is. I can't imagine a reason I would ever again get on a ladder that was not actually fit for purpose. There's nothing on top of an rpod that's worth breaking a hip or dying for.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote mjlrpod Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 18 Aug 2021 at 10:25am
I once fell from a forty foot ladder. When I hit the ground, it wasn't really much of an impact and I didn't even feel any pain. I was really lucky I was only on the first rung. 

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We cover our Rpod when we put in storage for the winter and getting the cover over the top with the AC and antenna is always a challenge.  We have used a length of PVC pipe with one end covered so it doesn't tear the cover but it's still a challenge to get it over everything on the roof while standing on the ground. I think that small retractable ladder is the answer to our problem and likely better than having FR install a ladder on it because we can place the ladder where we need it to be to reach over the AC and antenna.
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