To mount drywall, a set of plastering stilts is mandatory. To reach ceilings and top of the walls, this equipment allows you to achieve up to 30 inches higher. They allow you to perform tasks that normally require a ladder. Stilts are safer to use than ladders in most situations, but you must observe certain precautions. Follow the manufacturer’s instructions for lubrication and safety inspection of your equipment. You can prevent injuries by examining your gear for loose or worn bolts and other signs of damage. Check every assembly bolt and wing nut for proper tightness. Ensure that the springs are connected and do not exhibit wear. It is unsafe to use equipment with loose or defective fittings, because it could cause the device to suddenly collapse. Worn equipment may work, but it exerts more stress and strain on your body. You should buy stilts when your equipment is beyond repair. Every stilt has a weight limit. Your equipment must be rated to support your weight and that of the items you are handling. High quality equipment will support up to 230 pounds. If your combined weight exceeds your stilt rating, you need to use higher capacity equipment.
Clear the floor of obstructions, such as wires, cords and piles of materials. Adjust your equipment while you are sitting down, and use short measured steps as you walk around the room. Extra-wide bases provide more stability, but you must still exercise reasonable precautions to prevent injuries.