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Hi,

I wonder if someone can give me some advice on how to gain
access to an area of wall via a ladder.

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The problem I have is that I have a flat roof (between ground and first floor),
that protrudes outward by 750mm (which prevents me from allowing the ladders
to slope up over the flat roof), and also extends to the side, leaving
me with a narrow zone of 300mm to put my extension ladder up to.

I have tried to put the ladders up, but I can not get the top part of the ladder
i.e. both vertical rails, to rest onto the wall, as the width of the ladder is greater
than 300mm. Making the ladder unsafe to use, as the right hand side of the
ladder is not resting on the wall and is in open air.

I don't think the flat roof would be strong enough for me to put the ladder
on so I would need to have the ladders seated on the ground / driveway.

Could someone advise how I could access this area safely with ladders.
As I would like to avoid things like scaffolding etc.

Any help would be appreciated.

Mark


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If the ladders wont fit in the gap, then you another form of access.


You could consider laying a plank on the flat roof to spread the weight, but if you did i would also add a "beam" to it to stop your ladders from slipping off.

What ever you do bear in mind the ideal option for ladders is 4 up 1 out, be that feet on metres, NEVER try anything more as ladders are very un forgiving, and anyway, its not the height that kills you, its hitting the hard ground that does.

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By the looks of if you want a ladder stand-off with a corner notch.



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Thank you both for your replies, much appreciated.

I have decided to go with the 'V' corner notch stand off (thanks Rorschach for recommending).
I was not aware there was such a thing, so this will be ideal for getting to the part of the wall
that I need to access.

Thanks again.

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Just be careful you do not lean too far around the corner, as you might imagine it would be very easy to over balance. I would also seriously suggest having a stout person stood at the bottom of the ladder too.


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