Fact Sheet

Ladders

Ladders are a very handy tool for reaching and climbing. However, the potential for injury or even death can be enormous. Ladders must be kept in a safe condition through basic maintenance. Appropriate training in how to use a ladder for tasks is key to safety, as well.

Recommendations

It is important that all staff and volunteers understand the proper use of ladders, including these recommendations:

Resources

Ladder Safety, OSHA Construction etool

Ladder Safety Tips, National Safety Council

Ladders Checklist