Proper Ladder Setup
This method makes sure you'll be safe on your ladder, and it only takes a second.
To set your ladder at the safest angle for climbing, use the tip submitted by Fine Homebuilding reader Derk Akerson of Sacramento, Calif. Simply stand with your feet at the base of the ladder and extend your arms fully so that they rest on the rung in front of you. Provided that both your back and arms are perfectly straight, the ladder is in its optimum position.