Online: Safe Use of Ladders
Falls represent the largest single cause of accidental death in the workplace. About 40% of these falls result in falling from one level to another, many from ladders. Many of these falls are serious, but more importantly, many could have been avoided if safety procedures were followed.
The following areas are covered:
- Step ladders
- Straight ladders and extension ladders
- General maintenance
- Selecting the right ladder
- Safe angle
- Lifting and carrying of ladders
- Erecting ladders
- Securing of ladders
- Safe positioning of ladders
- Working on ladders
This program has been designed for general training for all personnel who use ladders.