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How to Safely Climb a Ladder

This 2 minutes safety training video covers: When not to climb a ladder, what kind of ladder to use when working around electricity, how to safely climb a ladder, what is a "buddy system" and when to use it, what is the use of "hazard signs". 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 some situations when you shouldn’t climb a ladder at all. Don’t climb a metal ladder if you’re working near power lines, electrical wiring or machinery. If a metal ladder comes in contact with an uninsulated power source, it will conduct the electricity straight to you. If you’re working around electricity, choose a non conducting fiberglass or wooden ladder to avoid the possibility of getting shocked. Never climb ladders in poor weather conditions. Rain and wind can make climbing dangerous. Don’t climb ladders if you’re sick, or taking medication that makes you drowsy. It’s too easy to lose your balance if you’re not feeling right.