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 understand the proper use of ladders, including these recommendations:

Resources

Ladders Checklist

Ladder Safety, OSHA Construction etool

Ladder Safety Tips, National Safety Council

OSH Answers: Ladders—Extension, Canadian Centre for Occupational Safety and Health

OSH Answers: Ladders—Fixed Access, Canadian Centre for Occupational Safety and Health

OSH Answers: Ladders—Inspection, Canadian Centre for Occupational Safety and Health

OSH Answers: Ladders—Portable, Canadian Centre for Occupational Safety and Health

OSH Answers: Ladders—Securing Portable, Canadian Centre for Occupational Safety and Health

OSH Answers: Ladders—Step, Canadian Centre for Occupational Safety and Health

OSH Answers: Ladders—Storage and Handling, Canadian Centre for Occupational Safety and Health