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How to Choose the Right Ladder for the Job

This 1 minute safety training video covers: How to determine the length of ladder you need, how to choose the correct ladder for the job,when to use straight ladder, when to use extension ladder, the importance of knowing how much the weight a ladder can hold. Click here to watch the 13 minutes full length version.

The Full-Length Version is Available on DVD!

Ladders are one of the most commonly used pieces of equipment in almost any work environment. From common stepladders to sophisticated extension ladders, they can be found almost everywhere.

Atlantic Training’s "Ladder Safety" video/DVD programs show that because they are so common, many employees take ladders for granted, and don’t take the appropriate precautions when using ladders.

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Video Transcript

There are many different types of ladders. Each one is designed for specific purpose. They can all get you safely to the right height providing you select the correct ladder for the job you’re doing. Straight ladders are often use to reach a roof or platform. They should be tall enough so that the top three runs of a ladder extend beyond the roof edge or support point. This will keep the ladder stable while you’re on it. Sometimes an extension ladders maybe what you need to get where you want to go.