Even a small fall from a 6 or an 8 can cause devastating injury or death.
Conquer fear of ladder and roof.
It will keep you from being complacent.
Does this occur when you climb a properly secured ladder or does it occur when you are climbing a ladder that is rocking and heaving with each step.
While nearly everyone experiences some degree of anxiety at the thought of a great perilous drop the fear is debilitating for some.
High ladder dreaming about a really tall or high ladder reflects the difficulty of succeeding.
Now that you have a long list of different situations it s time to make a fear ladder.
Climacophobia or the fear of the act of climbing is a relatively unusual phobia.
Remember it should extend at least 3 feet above the roof s edge.
Does this fear occur when you are on a roof completely surrounded by railings or does it occur only when you re asked to work at the edge of a roof with no fall protection.
Extreme fear of heights also known as acrophobia is estimated to affect up to 5 percent of the general population.
You should seek help from the health care community and consider taking gradual steps to overcome your fear for example standing on the bottom rung of a ladder for a few seconds and then gradually increasing the timeframe and or climbing onto a higher rung.
I was working with my dad i previously didn t have a fear and i was obviously weary about ladders and i didn t like getting on or off them i m 17 there was this school that we had to replace the flat roof for and the ladder wasn t tied off and it was on a wet roof it slipped and i fell off a story high extension i didn t damage anything other than i hurt my foot but nothing was broken.
When you get off the roof take the same approach holding onto the ladder and stepping around it instead of over the top.
If you fear the height while being on a tall ladder you will need to conquer your fear to succeed.
Never step up and over the top of the ladder.
It is known as a specific phobia just like acrophobia a fear of heights as well as bathmophobia a fear of stairs and slopes.
Fear is an appropriate response.
1 looking at pictures of needles 2 watching videos of needles 3 holding a needle 4 holding the needle against your skin 5 watching someone else get a needle and 6 getting a needle.
This is not to make you more afraid i tell all my guys that a healthy understanding of possible consequences makes for a safe and careful worker.