That's EXACTLY what I was thinking at the time I tried it. I felt like a
little scaredy cat standing on that ladder wondering how painful it would be
to jump down to the ground if the ladder fell while stepping on to the roof.
The Little Giant is the best ladder for people who are that worried
about climbing but still want to do things themselves. I bought model
26 but kind of wish I bought model 22. This thing feels really stable.
I would recommend purchasing the leg leveleler to go with it. It also
comes with a ladder stabalizer if you want to get it.
Accidents often happen when people do silly
things. What can happen is that the person looses
their balance as they are stepping down and they
grabs the ladder. If the ladder is low, maybe 1
foot above the roof line, that is less likely to
happen because the person will already be squatted
down against the roof.
'Course the safest solution is to have a person on
the ground steady the ladder and stand so that the
ladder feet can't kick out.
That's the point of the ladder stabilizer. It moves the uppermost
contact point inwards. It also keeps the ladder off of the gutter, is
useful for other ladder applications, weighs very little, and keeps
people from putting nails in their roofs.
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