October 4, 2013 at 12:25 pm #45384MKE_VoltageModeratorSaint Francis, WI
It gutter cleaning season. Do you guys clean your gutters from a ladder or do you get up on the roof? If you get up on the roof are you planning on wearing a harness?October 6, 2013 at 11:26 pm #45790jim_hunt17ProMilwaukee, WI
I always clean gutters from the ladder. I clean a lot of gutters for work and always use the ladder. Never get on the roof.
and jason you are right, when at work I get nervous going on roofs and take a lot of precautions but never tie myself to anything, but always keep my cell phone in my pocket just in case. I do tie the ladder off to the gutter though.. sat on a roof for quite awhile once when the ladder fell.
at home i never think twice about climbing around on the roof.
Milwaukee, WIOctober 6, 2013 at 11:54 pm #45795redwoodPro
Our roof has a 7-12 pitch. When I was younger, I always cleaned the gutters from the roof. As I got older, I switched to a ladder. Now I have my son do it and he is usually on the roof. Knock on wood, no accidents yet.
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www.creative-redwood-designs.comOctober 7, 2013 at 12:00 am #45798MrToolJunkiePro
I will not get on my roof…extremely steep and the concrete tiles can move on you…not very safe.
Orange County, CAOctober 7, 2013 at 7:09 am #45821MKE_VoltageModeratorSaint Francis, WI
I will go on my roof once or twice a year to inspect is closely but for gutter cleaning I use a ladder. I don’t think its smart to have a hose, bucket, water and heights.October 8, 2013 at 6:08 am #46069kzcarpPro
Ladder for me, all of my gutters at home can be reached from a 10′ stepladder.
kevinDecember 7, 2013 at 6:41 pm #65936
I have a lot of fall protection but most of it is too old and needs to inspected to work on a military job.
Attachments:December 7, 2013 at 6:52 pm #65946AnonymousInactive
I’m all for fall protection and think it should be a law. Just so employers have to provide it. And then from there I think it should be up to the person if they want to use it or not. Although I don’t mind falling, I’ve done it a lot. It’s the part after that that sucks.December 7, 2013 at 7:02 pm #65950
Although I don’t mind falling,
Oh it’s not the fall that hurts it’s that sudden stop at the bottom that sucksDecember 7, 2013 at 7:10 pm #65951MRenesProVienna, Missouri
I wear something every blue moon, but I’ve just never been in the habit of using it. I should though.December 7, 2013 at 7:42 pm #65955jdw1865ProDewey, OK
I avoid all but the very shallow pitch roofs.December 7, 2013 at 10:39 pm #65989supimeisterPro
This is most pertinent for guys who are working way, way up there… But I remembered a review Stuart did on an interesting tool tether system… It would be better to not drop anything from up high onto somebody or something…
John SNovember 3, 2019 at 11:52 am #736980
My Fall Protection training card will expire soon and I will retake the class on Tuesday morning at 8am along with a bunch of coworkers. It will be about 4 hours and we will be paid for our time.I wonder if anything has changed in the past 2 years? The card only last for 2 years.
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