ladder safety tips

A Toolbox Talk About Safe Ladder Use

Throughout your day, you may require the use of a ladder to perform your task. You may require a straight ladder, step ladder, or maybe even an extension ladder. Before starting work, assess your needs and make sure your selection is the correct type and length. You should also check it for any damage including corrosion, rust, or cracks. Don’t forget to ensure that non-slip rubber feet are in good condition, and check for overall signs of warping and twisting. If you find a defective ladder, don’t use it. Make sure the damaged ladder is removed from the work area. Before using the ladder, make sure it is free of slippery substances (i.e. oil). Also, the weather may create slippery conditions, so practice caution while using a ladder when the weather is wet.