Step Ladder Safety
Most of us use step ladders from time to time at our worksites, in the office, or at home. Applying the following safe practices and a little common sense while using step ladders will help you avoid serious incidents:
- When working on step ladders, never climb past the second rung from the top.
- If your ladder is positioned by a door or walkway, make sure that the door is locked or the walkway is barricaded to prevent collisions.
- Do not overreach while working on a step ladder. Instead, reposition the ladder to eliminate your need to lean.
- Wear slip resistant footwear, and make sure the ladder rungs are fee of oil, grease, or other slippery substances.
- Before climbing any ladder, check its condition. Are nuts & bolts tight, rungs secure, legs steady and safety feet functional?
- Always climb and descend facing the ladder itself, and holding on to the ladder with both hands.
Safety: A 24-Hour attitude.