A reader in South Africa has sent Workplace Health & Safety. - Ladder Safetyus photographs of a truly radical piece of ladder application engineering.
Possibly one of the craziest Death Wish entries they have seen in some time.
You might think that this is simply man on a long ladder doing a job that requires two hands?
The ladder is though longer than you might think, the one the man is on is not resting on the ground.
....However the base of the ladder is not on the ground, it is supported by this cantilever and human counterweightIt is in fact balanced on a cantilever arm created out of planks with a human counterweight sitting on them while footing the ladder with a rope.
Step back and you can see the contraption these two have devised and on.
Source: Workplace Health & Safety. --- Ladder Safety