Tool Box Talk : Ladder Safety

   Tool Box Talk: Ladder Safety

                                                                                    

Precautions for Ladders

  • Inspect ladders carefully before use.
  • This is the only way you will know that a ladder is in good condition.
  • Check Rungs and side-rails to make sure they are not missing or damaged
  • Extension ladder parts such as ropes, pulleys, guides and dogs to ensure good working order.
  • All surfaces to make certain they are free of oil or grease.
  • Keep metal ladders away from electrical sources.
  • Do not climb ladders with tools or materials in hand.
  • Use landlines to raise them
  • Equip all straight and extension ladders with safety feet or secure them at the bottom.