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How to Setup and Move Ladders Safely

This 2 minutes safety training video covers: How to setup ladders correctly, what to do when your ladder is located in front of the door, what is 4:1 ratio and its importance, what makes the ladder so useful, what is the correct way of carrying a ladder, how to move a ladder while it’s up. 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

Once you’ve selected the right ladder for the job, and inspected it, you need to set it up correctly. First, you make sure to secure the legs. Place them on a level surface, keeping the area around the base of the ladder clear of debris. As you set the ladder up, be sure the rails are perpendicular to the ground, this will help to ensure that the feet get positioned firmly.If the ground is uneven, shore up the legs with wood or ladder jax. If the ground is soft, placing wide boards under the feet of the ladder can help to keep it steady. If you have to place a ladder in front of a door, block or lock the door so no one can come through it while you’re working.