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Here are some basic ladder safety rules: Only use ladders for their designed purpose Make sure you’re using the right type of ladder for the job Inspect the ladder for any damage Rethink your plans if you’re dizzy or fatigued Make sure the climbing and gripping surfaces are clean and free of oil, grease, and other slip hazards Make sure that your shoes are clean of any substances which could cause you to slip Use the ladder at a correct angle and make sure it’s secured Make sure you use your ladder on firm and level surfaces Protect your ladder at the base to prevent people or objects bumping into it Maintain three points of contact Do not carry objects that could cause loss of balance
Hail forms when thunderstorm updrafts (which are currents of rising air) are strong enough to carry water droplets high up and well above the freezing level. This freezing process forms a hailstone, which can grow as additional water freezes onto it. Eventually, the hailstone becomes too heavy for the updrafts to support it and it falls to the ground. Or in our hope, right into your roof!