The 10' step with a 15' extension height (which is what we would need for the job in mind) weighs 95 lbs and runs btwn 700 & 800 bucks or more depending on where you buy it.
It's a commercial fire job, have to get to red iron 4-5 ft above drop ceiling. Ceiling height just over 10 ft. One of those deals where ya have to use an 8' or 10' ladder to remove the tile, then stick the 12' up through to fit the beam clamp & bridle ring. (Though we are starting to lean towards J-hooks on 2' threaded rod - One team can run through setting supports and everyone else can pull the NAC wires off of just a
The two ladder deal is a real PITA when ya gotta pull every third tile or so to make the support requirement.
Looking at somewhere in the neighborhood of 150 horn/strobes, mostly ceiling mounted. Huge national chain department store - the same one I was talking about where that telephone punk tried to torpedo me.
BTW, Ever use the hammer-on beam clamps? They look pretty secure and it seems it would be a major time saver.
I've seen these things advertised occasionally through the years. I can't imagine how anyone without a death wish would ever consider climbing up that extension.
Isn't there some kind of "ladder association" or agency or something that set's ladder safety standards? I always see all kinds of instructions, proper use and warnings on ladders ..... no step, proper angle etc, etc. I can only guess that this one has one message on it.
I have worked off them and you are suppose to wear a harness which holds you in place My climbing harness I use to climb towers works great on it. The middle section is actually very sturdy when ladder is unfolded. I am use to climbing on all kinds of structures , towers and cranes so it is not a big deal for me but for a first time user it can be very scary. they make step ladders to 14' you can rent and one man lifts as well.
So you're telling me that you climb up this step ladder, tie yourself to the extension part, climb to the top of the extension and when it falls over, since you moved too much to one side or the other, because the spread of the step ladder isn't wide enough to support a weight higher than the apex of the triangle, you get the opportunity to ride the whole way down to the cement without the chance of trying to break your fall, cuz ...... yep, you guessed it ..... you're tied to the ladder.
Sounds like something out of a Dumb and Dumber movie.
For that matter any time your over 6 ft on ladder your suppose to have a full harness on. Since I do mostly industrial you follow OSHA rules or you do not work. I have been on plenty of sites where they have sent contractors packing for not following safety rules.
A few years ago, someone at a local Home Depot made a statement to OSHA.
They got a maniquin and dressed him up in work clothes and safety gear.
He had a hard hat, ear plugs, goggles, air filter facemask, suspenders, back brace, elbow pads, wrist braces, yellow rubber work golves, jock strap ( on the outside of his work overalls) knee pads, shin pads, steel toe shoes and what ever else you can think of. Was really hysterical.