Extension Ladder Safety Checklist

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BENEFITS

Many workers use extension ladders on the job. But improper use of this common equipment can put workers at risk. 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 extension ladder safety checklist for the ladder requirements in your jurisdiction’s OHS laws, your OHS program and your ladder safety training. Workers and supervisors can use it to ensure that workers are properly setting up, repositioning and using extension ladders.

OTHER RESOURCES:

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

LADDERS: 6 Key Facts about Complying with Portable Ladder Requirements

Ladder Inspection Checklist

Ladder Safety Quiz