Ladder Safety

This series of graphics are designed to raise awareness of the potential hazards involved with ladders. You can download and share these tips with your residents on Neighbors.
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Plan. Provide. Train.

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Before using any ladder, inspect it. If you find a ladder in poor condition, take it out of service. Choose the right type and size ladder. Be sure straight ladders are long enough so that the side rails extend above the top support point, by at least 36 inches. Don’t set up ladders in areas such as doorways or walkways where others may run into them, unless they are protected by barriers. Keep the area around the top and base of the ladder clear. Don’t run hoses, extension cords, or ropes on a ladder and create an obstruction. Take good care of ladders and they’ll take care of you. Store them in well-ventilated areas, away from dampness. #SaferNeighborhoodsTogether

Source: Occupational Safety and Health Administration


Planifique. Proporcione. Adiestre.

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Antes de usar cualquier escalera, inspecciónela. Si encuentra una escalera en malas condiciones, llévela fuera de servicio.Escoja una escalera de tipo y tamaño adecuado. Asegure que las escaleras rectas estén lo suficientemente largas para que los abollados extiendan por encima del punto de soporte superior, por lo menos de 36 pulgadas. No ponga las escaleras en áreas tales como puertas o pasarelas donde otras personas pueden chocarlas, al menos si las escaleras están protegidas con barreras. Mantenga desobstruidas las áreas alrededor de la parte superior y la base de la escalera. No crea una obstrucción con mangueras, cables de extensión o cuerdas en la escalera. Cuide bien a las escaleras y ellas cuidaran de usted. Almacénalas en lugares bien ventilados, lejos de la humedad. #SaferNeighborhoodsTogether

Source: Occupational Safety and Health Administration


Ladder Safety is Paramount!

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Remember to:
-Always face the ladder when ascending or decending.
-Always maintain 3 points of contact on a ladder. Don’t try to carry tools or materials with you.
-Choose the right type and size ladder.
-Tie in, block or otherwise secure the top of straight ladders to prevent them from shifting.

Don’t
-Don’t lean out to the side when you’re on a ladder. If something is out of reach, get down and move the ladder over.
-Set the ladder on solid footing against a solid support. Don’t try to use a stepladder as a straight ladder.
-To avoid slipping on a ladder, check your shoes for oil, grease or mud and wipe it off before climbing. Never stand on the top step of a step ladder.
#SaferNeighborhoodsTogether

Source: Occupational Safety and Health Administration


Start the Job Right! Inspect Ladders Before Using!

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Before using any ladder, inspect it. Look for the following faults:
-Loose or missing rungs or cleats
-Loose nails, bolts, screws
-Wood splinters or damaged edges
-Cracked, broken, split, dented, or badly worn rungs, cleats, or side rails
-Corrosion of metal ladders or metal parts.
#SaferNeighborhoodsTogether

Source: Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety


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