How to Inspect Ladders Properly

This 1 minute safety training video covers: How to inspect a ladder, how accidents occur, how to make sure your ladder is in good condition, how to provide a stable ladder base, how to check a fixed ladder, when to replace a ladder. 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.

Topics covered in these products include:

Video Transcript

Many accidents occur when workers fail to notice problems that have developed with their ladders. Becoming familiar with the parts of the ladders that you use will help you to make sure they were in good conditions. For instance, runs should be firm and unbroken.To provide a stable base that prevent slipping, ladder should also have sturdy non slip safety feet.Make sure that the ropes and other moving parts on extension ladders are in good working order.If you're using a step ladder verify that the spreader is in good condition and can be lock in to position before you climb.