3 steps to ladder safety . Welcome!. T ens of thousands of people are injured, and hundreds killed in North America every year while using ladders. . Almost all incidents can be traced to the incorrect application or misuse of a ladder. .
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Tens of thousands of people are injured, and hundreds killed in North America every year while using ladders.
Almost all incidents can be traced to the incorrect application or misuse of a ladder.
The first “STEP” in ladder safety is selecting the correct ladder
Step ladders are designed to be free standing, are available in a variety of sizes ranging from 2’ to 16’.
Trestle or Two-Way step ladders can be climbed from either side, or support two people on opposite sides.
Straight and Extension ladders require both the top and bottom of the ladder to be supported.
-Available in a variety of sizes ranging from 8’ to 60’.
-Available in aluminum and fibreglass.
-Extruded shapes to meet specific load requirements.
-Comparatively light weight.
-Conducts heat and electricity and should not be
used in areas where the above or highly corrosive conditions exist.
-Pultruded shapes of continuous glass fibres and matts encapsulated in plastic resin.
-Used with aluminumsteps/rungs to satisfy specific load and strengthrequirements.
-A non-conductor of heat and electricity.
-Designed to meet specific load requirements
-Easily assembled by welding.
-Susceptible to rust and corrosion.
-Conducts heat and electricity and should not be used in areas
where the above or highly corrosiveconditions exist
-Do not climb, stand, or sit on spreader braces, ladder top, or pail shelf
-Remove oil, grease, mud or any other foreign substance from hands and shoesoles before climbing.
-Never use a ladder on surfaces covered with oil, grease or ice.
Maintain 3 points of contact with the ladder at all times
1. THE USE OF UNSAFE LADDERS
2. THE Unsafe USE OF LADDERS
Once the correct ladder for your task has been selected, the ladder should be carefully inspected before each use. Many accidents are caused by the use of unsafe or damaged ladders and can lead to severe injury or death. NEVER USE A DAMAGED LADDER.
A see through separation of fiberglass lamination visible from both sides. The ladder should be removed from service until the rail can be replaced or the ladder disposed of.
2. GOUGE / HOLE
A puncture that is visible from both sides. The ladder should be removed from service until the rail can be replaced or the ladder disposed of.
3. RESIN SURFACE CRACK
LADDER INSPECTION FORM
IDENTIFICATION #____________ TYPE OF LADDER_________________
STORAGE LOCATION___________ SIZE OF LADDER_________________
DATE RECEIVED ____________ TYPE OF MATERIAL________________
Regular maintenance and inspection of your ladders will keep them working safely. The following is a sample of a Featherlite Ladder audit.
FEATHERLITE LADDERS SAFTEY TRAINING
FEATHERLITE MOBILE SITE
WORK SAFE BC
AMERICAN LADDER INSTITUTE
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