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Ladder Safety Quiz

Date First Published on OHS Insider: March 5th, 2013
Topics: OHS Program | Training |

BENEFITS

Ladders are a common and useful tool in many workplaces. But improper use of step, extension and other kinds of ladders can endanger workers. So workers should be trained on the proper use of ladders in the workplace and tested to ensure they understood that training.

HOW TO USE THE TOOL

Adapt this ladder safety quiz for the ladder requirements in your jurisdiction’s OHS laws, your OHS program and your ladder safety training. Give it to workers to ensure that they understand this training and know how to safely use ladders. Retain the completed quizzes to document that you trained workers and tested their knowledge afterwards.

Correct answers: 1) c; 2) b; 3) c; 4) b; 5) c; 6) d; 7) c; and 8) c

OTHER RESOURCES:

Preventing Falls from Ladders in Construction, a Guide to Training Site Supervisors, Harvard School of Public Health, Department of Environmental Health

Ladder Inspection Checklist

Safety Training Records: The Records You Need to Keep & How Long to Keep Them

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