Did you know that between July 1, 1997 and June 30, 2007 in Australia, 232 people died from injuries received due to a fall from heights. In this same period, 277,210 injuries were reported. That is, medical attention was sort so we can only guess how many injuries were sustained that were not reported.
“So what?” you may be asking.
Obviously, you don’t want to become one of these statistics and this is why so many people turn to Gutter-Vac to have their gutters cleaned.
It is interesting to note that around 60% of all fall related injuries occur whilst using a ladder. Ladders are common, but not always safe.
You may think that it is an easy job to grab a ladder, climb on up and start cleaning out your own gutters, but it doesn’t take a lot to have a fall that could cause you serious injury.
So many people are thinking they will save themselves a dollar and do it themselves, but what would it cost your family if you had a fall from your ladder and couldn’t work for even a short period of time?
You don’t have to be up very high to sustain a serious injury. It only takes about 2 metres off the ground to cause serious damage. Look at what happened to Molly Meldrum a couple of years ago when he fell from a ladder putting up Christmas lights at his St Kilda home.
At Gutter-Vac, our sub-line is ‘Clean. Safe. Easy.’ Safety is included in our key points of business because what we do is more than just cleaning your gutters. We ensure that they are not only cleaned, but that it is done in a way that is safe – for you, not just us!
All of the Gutter-Vac team are trained to work at heights and use the appropriate safety gear, restraints and harnesses at the appropriate times in the appropriate situations. We believe it is just as important to do the job safely as it is to do it well.
So the next time you are considering climbing up a ladder to clean your own gutters, maybe think twice and give us a call. Is it really worth the risk to you and your family to clean your own gutters?
Give us a call today on 1300 654 253.
Clean. Safe. Easy.