Ladder Safety


Use the appropriate ladder for the job.

Inspect the ladder for defects before using.

Check to see if fall protection is needed.

Place on stable and level ground.

Assure that load capacity is not exceeded.

Use three points of contact while on the ladder.

If a ladder is used to access an upper landing, the side rails must extend three feet beyond the upper landing.

Place the ladder so that the horizontal distance from the top of the ladder to its base is approximately one-fourth of the working length of the ladder.

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