How Long Does my Ladder Have to be to get onto the Roof Safely

You should always have at least 1m (3ft) clear of the roof line if you’re planning to get onto the roof safely. The 1m length is waist high and this forms a handhold for you when you get off the ladder, and again when you get back on to it. If you didn’t have that 1m length to grab you could stumble and fall off the roof. If your extension ladder isn’t long enough, get a longer one. Don’t think about putting it on to a box or a bench to get the extra height.