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Old 03-23-2015, 10:40 PM   #1
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Passing on an extension ladder.


I'm just wondering what the correct procedure is for passing someone on a ladder.

For example, when I'm cycling through my local city park, and I come up behind a pedestrian or slower moving cyclist, I call out "Passing on your left."

That informs the pedestrian or cyclist that I'm about to pass him on his left side, and therefore not to make any unexpected moves to the left.

Is there a similar thing for passing someone on an extension ladder?

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House rules--the first person gets to use the front of the ladder--the second guy uses the back side---simple---
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What ever you do make sure the ladder is supported properly before trying to pass.




I think a curtsy "over the top" shout would be in order.

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I'm just wondering what the correct procedure is for passing someone on a ladder.


Is there a similar thing for passing someone on an extension ladder?
I am hoping this is just a joke. Ladders are dangerous enough with one person on them. No way would I want to be on one with two people. Besides, there is no way to do that safely. Most ladders will have weight ratings on them. For the most part a single person will meet or exceed the rating.
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I am hoping this is just a joke. Ladders are dangerous enough with one person on them. No way would I want to be on one with two people. Besides, there is no way to do that safely. Most ladders will have weight ratings on them. For the most part a single person will meet or exceed the rating.
I'm sure it was a joke, that's why most gave a jokingly response.

Some ladders can be used with 2 people, and I can say that on extension ladders two people may not be ok, but it has been done before.

All newer (as in from probably the 80's on) ladders have a weight rating, if you are using them professionally they have to have a weight rating, unless they are a temporary work site ladder, then they are very specific on what type of wood to use.


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Ladder Type

Duty Rating

Description
Type 1AA Ladder

375 lb.

Extra-heavy-duty industrial ladder
Type 1A Ladder

300 lb.

Heavy-duty industrial ladder
Type 1 Ladder

250 lb.

Heavy-duty industrial ladder
Type 2 Ladder

225 lb.

Medium-duty commercial ladder
Type 3 Ladder

200 lb.

Light-duty household ladder
If you are doing any serious work I wouldn't get anything below a type 1
I've never even seen a type 3 ladder, some big box stores sell type 2, for a 8' step ladder it's 5 bucks more for a type 1.
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I'm not sure it was joke so I'll give a serious response. We crusty old guys may have tried to turn it into one.

When cycling by someone on a ladder I would call "coming by" and stay as far away as possible. I always try to warn someone even if I am just walking by.
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OK, Maybe I read it wrong. I was reading it as climbing by someone else also on the same ladder
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OK, Maybe I read it wrong. I was reading it as climbing by someone else also on the same ladder
Of course I meant it as a joke.

One of the problems in our society is that our TV sets present us with incomprehensibly stupid people day after day after day that we come to believe that they actually exist. So much so, that some people in here believed that I couldn't see anything dangerous or inappropriate about clambering over someone else above me on the same ladder, thereby endangering the both of us.

And yet, that's exactly the kind of behavior ostensibly "normal" Hollywood people present us with all the time on shows like Seinfeld or the Big Bang Theory. They convince us that astonishing stupidity is common in the human race.
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I just yell "TRACK!!" And pass them on the left. Ron
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last summer I was watching a guy setup a 40 foot extension ladder on a busy downtown street. Their is no way I would climb a ladder with people aimlessly milling about underneath me. No helper, no barricades.
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On board ship, we would just push them out of the way, if we were responding to a ship's emergency. Other wise, would just wait at the top or bottom for them to get out of the way.

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