How to Work on Ladders Safely

This 2 minutes safety training video covers: How to prevent falls, what is a "belt buckle Rule" and how you can use it, what are the things to avoid when climbing a ladder, what are the safe guidelines when using a ladder. Click here to watch the 13 minutes full length version.

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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

To avoid falling accidents you need to keep your weight centered between your ladder's rails. Try using the belt buckle Rule. By keeping your belt buckle between the rails of the ladder at all times, you'll be sure to maintain your center of gravity. You shouldn't lean out to the side or back when you're on a ladder either. Stay close, so your weight is in line with the rails. Standing too close to the top of the ladder is something else you should avoid. It can cause you to lose your balance and hit the ground, hard. In general it is a good idea not to stand on the top 4 rungs of an extension ladder or the top two steps of a stepladder. If you can't follow this guidelines with the ladder you have, get a bigger one.