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Ladder Safety. Ladders Can take you…. to great heights or on a quick trip to the ground. Ladder Hazards. Improper set up Broken parts Worn treads Overload Improper use Wrong type Over-reaching. Types of ladders. Step Ladders Extension Ladders Platform Ladders Trestle Ladder.

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ladders can take you
Ladders Can take you…
  • to great heights or on a quick trip to the ground
ladder hazards
Ladder Hazards
  • Improper set up
  • Broken parts
  • Worn treads
  • Overload
  • Improper use
  • Wrong type
  • Over-reaching
types of ladders
Types of ladders
  • Step Ladders
  • Extension Ladders
  • Platform Ladders
  • Trestle Ladder
don t forget ppe
Don’t forget PPE
  • Fall protection for extended work on ladder
  • Footwear with good support and non-slip soles
  • Safety Glasses for overhead work
  • Other PPE required for specific tasks
work area safety check
Work Area Safety Check
  • No- Electrical power lines in area
  • Level surface for ladder placement
  • Sturdy support for resting ladder top
  • Not in a traffic area
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Work Area Safety Check
  • Ladders must not be placed in front of doors that open toward the ladder unless the door is blocked open, locked, or guarded.
pre use safety check
Pre-Use Safety Check
  • No damage to ladder sides, rungs, supports
  • Non-slip Feet
  • Long enough for the job
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Pre-Use Safety Check
  • Rungs & steps free from slip hazards
  • Nonconductive siderails for use where you or ladder could contact exposed energized parts
operation safety
Operation Safety
  • Face ladder when climbing up or down
  • Use tool bag or belt to allow us of both hands when climbing
  • Do not carry heavy or bulky items up or down a ladder
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Operation Safety
  • One person on ladder at a time
  • Do not over-extend from ladder line
  • Secure ladder at bottom
  • Fully open step ladders
extension or single rail ladders
Extension or Single Rail Ladders
  • Ladders used for access to the roof or to a platform must extend at least 3 feet above the step off point
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Extension or Single Rail Ladders
  • A proper ladder angle is achieved by placing the base at a distance from the vertical wall equal to one-fourth the working length of the ladder.
ladder smarts
Ladder smarts
  • Do not use a ladder in a horizontal position for scaffolding or as a platform
  • Ensure base is level and on solid ground
ladder storage
Ladder Storage
  • Vertical Storage – hang from near top rung
  • Horizontal storage – provide hooks every 6 feet and near both ends to prevent bowing
ladder repairs
Ladder Repairs
  • Repair ladders only with approved parts from the original manufacturer
  • Frequently lubricate metal bearings of locks, wheels, pulleys, etc.
  • Tag broken ladders with a “DO NOT USE” tag