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Ladder Safety: Construction Sites Training Course

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Maximize ladder safety on construction sites with OSHA-guided practices, proper use, and maintenance techniques.

10 minutes   |   SKU: AT107    |    Language(s): EN / ES / FR / Other    |    Produced 2024




EN / ES / FR / Other




10 minutes

Training Objectives

Understand and apply OSHA's ladder safety regulations
Choose the right ladder for the job
Master safe ladder placement and use
Use ladder tools and accessories effectively
Ensure safe ladder transportation and storage

Course Overview

Climbing up and down a ladder might seem like one of the simplest things in the world—but did you know ladder misuse is one of the leading causes of construction site injuries? What makes a ladder safe (or unsafe!) isn’t just the condition of the ladder itself, but how, where, and when we choose to use it.

With regulations from OSHA as our guide, we dive into practical ladder safety, not just in theory, but in the real and sometimes chaotic world of construction. You'll learn to navigate the ups and downs of ladder use with confidence, ensuring you and your team stay safe from ground level to the highest rung. We cover everything from picking the right ladder (there’s a right one for every job), checking it over to make sure it’s ready to roll, placing it just right, and climbing without disaster.

But wait, there’s more! We’ll also walk you through how to keep your ladder in top shape, moving it safely from A to B, and stowing it away properly so it’s good to go when you are. And have you ever heard of ladder stabilizers or levelers? We’ll also show you how these ladder accessories, along with mats and standoff stabilizers, can be game-changers for ladder safety.

This course is built for the hard hats, the high flyers, and the do-it-all folks of the construction world. New faces and old hands alike will find something to take their understanding of ladder safety to new heights. It's about turning the dos and don'ts into second nature, so you can focus on the build—not the fall.

Enroll in this course on “Ladder Safety: Construction Sites” today to step up your ladder safety game, climb smarter, and lay the groundwork for a job well done.

This program is available with Spanish and French closed captions.

Compliance Standards & Regulations

This course references the standards and regulations listed below.

29 CFR 1910.23 and 29 CFR 1926.1053

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What are OSHA's ladder safety rules for construction sites?

OSHA specifies that ladders must be regularly inspected, correctly placed, and securely used on construction sites. For detailed regulations, refer to OSHA's ladder safety standards for construction (29 CFR 1926.1053).

What type of ladder is safest for electrical work?

Only use wood or fiberglass ladders near electrical work. Wood and fiberglass don't conduct electricity, unlike metal ladders, which are extremely dangerous near live electric equipment and powerlines.

How much weight can a ladder hold safely?

Ladders have different duty ratings. Always check the label on your ladder for its maximum weight capacity (including you and your tools). Common types range from Type III (light duty, 200 lbs) to Type IAA (extra heavy duty, 375 lbs).

What is the 4 to 1 rule in ladder safety?

The 4 to 1 rule states that for every four feet of ladder height, the base should be one foot away from the structure it leans against to ensure stability.

When does OSHA require fall protection systems for ladder use?

OSHA requires fall protection systems (like cages, personal harnesses, or ladder safety systems) for fixed ladders taller than 24 feet. It's highly recommended to consider fall protection even for shorter ladders to maximize worker safety.

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