Wrap a fat bandage of sacking around the bottom step of your ladders.
This will stop you from slipping if you have moisture or mud on your shoes.
Never, ever be tempted to stand on the top two steps of a very tall ladder.
This will make the ladder unstable and you could find yourself flying through the air.
Paint the top two steps a fire engine red to remind you.
 
Always make sure your ladder is still in good condition, especially if you have not used it for a while.
Keep it well away from children who, as we all know, love to climb.
Try never to come down a ladder facing outwards, as your heels could catch on the rungs and you could easily lose your balance.
FRIDAY 13!!! WHOOOO! Walk under a ladder at your peril!!