ladder safety

Ladder Safety

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  • When transporting a ladder, keep the front-end elevated
  • Side rails of a portable ladder should extend at least 3 feet above an upper landing
  • Non-self-supporting ladders should be placed at a 4:1 ratio
  • Make sure ladders are free from oil, mud, grease and other hazards that can cause a slip
  • Ladders should not be loaded beyond the manufacturer’s duty rating
  • Only use ladders for the purpose they were intended
  • Place ladders on stable, level surfaces
  • Protect ladders that are near passageways or driveways so that vehicles or pedestrians do not hit them
  • A worker should always face the ladder while climbing or descending
  • Always use at least one hand to grasp the ladder when climbing or descending
  • Do not carry objects or loads that could cause you to loose balance