Ladders

Checklist

Answer "Yes" or "No."

Do staff and volunteers avoid tying ladders together to make longer sections, unless designed for such use?

Does the staff load ladders beyond the maximum load for which they were built, or beyond the manufacturer's rated capacity? Are there consequences for this unsafe behavior?

Are ladders secured to prevent accidental movement due to workplace activity?

Are ladders only used on stable and level surfaces, unless secured?

Are ladders not used on slippery surfaces unless secured or provided with slip-resistant feet?

Are ladders inspected before use for cracks, dents, and missing rungs?

Are rungs designed or treated to minimize slipping?

Do staff and volunteers know that ladders must support 4 times the maximum load?