Figure 4-5. Getting the right ladder angle
(3) Lowering a long extension ladder. Lowering a long extension ladder requires a helper.
To do this, follow the steps as shown in Figure 4-6. In step 1, a helper (shown on the left side of the
ladder) braces the ladder foot. As the helper balances the ladder, you need to move out to catch the
ladder at its midpoint. In step 2, the helper slowly lowers the ladder as you move toward the top end of
the ladder. In step 3, catch the falling ladder and stabilize it by moving quickly toward the top rungs of
Figure 4-6. Lowering a long extension ladder