Step Ladder Safety

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.

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