Standard 29 CFR Part 1910.25-27. Ladder Safety Training. Today’s agenda. Types of ladders General ladder safety Step ladder safety Straight ladder safety. In today’s session, we’ll be discussing:. Types of ladders. Fixed ladders are permanently mounted to a structure.
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Ladder Safety Training
In today’s session, we’ll be discussing:
Fixed ladders are permanently mounted to a structure
Step ladders are hinged ladders that must be used in the open, or “A” frame, position
Straight ladders are non-self supporting ladders that include single section and extension ladders
Inspect the ladder before each use. Check for:
NEVER USE A DAMAGED OR DEFECTIVE LADDER: TAG IT “DANGER - DO NOT USE” AND TAKE IT OUT OF SERVICE
Ladders are heavy: Get help carrying them or use a cart whenever possible
The proper angel is achieved by keeping the ladder base 1/4th the working height distance away from the vertical support