Fall Prevention: Ladder Safety
Before using any ladder, inspect it. Look for the following faults:
- Loose or missing rungs or cleats
- Loose bolts or screws
- Damaged edges
- Cracked, broken, split, dented, or badly worn rungs, cleats or side rails
- Corrosion of any kind
If you find a ladder in poor condition, tag the ladder and take it out of service. If repairs are not feasible the defective ladder must be removed from the job site.