It's easy to fear the fast-spinning blades of power tools. But ladders are mundane. They feature barely any moving parts. And besides, most of the time, you're not going to be that far off the ground. How dangerous can ladders be?

Very dangerous. Just ask Essential Craftsman's Scott Wadsworth, who has spent decades in the construction industry. A man he knew once fell off an 8-foot step ladder. That man was dead a week later.

But it doesn't have to be this way. By understanding a few simple rules, your ladder safety can increase dramatically, Wadsworth says.

Learn more by watching the full video above. Find more of Wadsworth's work on his YouTube channel.