Step Ladder Safety Checklist

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BENEFITS

Step ladders are a common piece of equipment used by many workers on the job. But if workers use them improperly, they could get hurt. For example, a step ladder that isn’t fully open and locked could collapse under a worker’s weight. So make sure you take steps to ensure that workers properly use step ladders in the workplace.

HOW TO USE THE TOOL

Adapt this step ladder safety checklist for the ladder requirements in your jurisdiction’s OHS laws, your OHS program and your ladder safety training. Supervisors can use it to ensure that workers are properly setting up, moving on and working from step ladders.

OTHER RESOURCES:

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

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