Ladder Safety Tips

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Ladder Safety Tips

What you don't know can hurt you till when it happens like: 


According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, each year finds about 165,000 ladder-related injuries occurring. Many are preventable with some common sense and following basic ladder safety.

Please read the information before using our products.

Inspection before each use

1. Inspect thoroughly for missing or damaged components. Never use a damaged ladder and never make temporary repairs.

2. Inspect thoroughly for loose fasteners. Make sure all working parts are in good working order (lubricate if necessary). 

3. Destroy ladder if damaged, worn, or exposed to fire or chemicals.

Consider before each use

1. Metal ladders conduct electricity. Keep away from electrical circuits.

2. Consult manufacturer for use in chemical or other corrosive environments.

3. Use ladder only as outlined in instructions. Ladders are designed for one person only unless otherwise noted (i.e. twin front ladders). Do not overload.

4. Do not use in high winds or during storm.

5. Do not use if in poor health, if taking any drugs or alcoholic beverages, or if physically handicapped.

6. Keep shoes clean. Leather soles should not be worn.

7. Never leave ladder set up and unattended.

8. Pay close attention to what you are doing.

Take precaution by following these safety guidelines

1. When climbing a ladder, face the ladder with your body centered between the rails and maintain three points of contact (both hands and one foot, or two feet and one hand). 

2. Carry tools and materials in a belt, apron or pouch. 

3. Use a rope and bucket to pull up large, heavy or awkward items.

4. Do not lean off the side of the ladder. 

5. Don't use a ladder in high winds. For other severe weather, if you still need to go up the ladder, have another person hold the ladder for security.

6. Double-check that locks are secured on a ladder that is adjustable or able to extend. 

7. Regularly inspect ladders for loose rungs, dents, cracks or sharp edges. 

8. Don't use a ladder that has been damaged or appears unsafe.

9. Only use a ladder on a solid, level surface.

10. Do not use ladders on ice or snow, or if they are wet. 

11. Observe duty ratings that are posted on the ladder, which include weight limitations for each type of ladder. 

12. Refer to the ladder height and reach for each ladder to ensure you're using the correct ladder for the job.

13. Make sure your ladder meets OSHA regulations and that you follow safety guidelines when using a ladder. 

14. Use two people to safely carry a long ladder.

15. When carrying an extension ladder, the center should be balanced, resting on your shoulder with your arm through the ladder.

16. If you're dealing with electricity, make sure you use a fiberglass ladder. 

17. Wear shoes with non-slip soles. 

18. Make sure your body is centered while working on a ladder. 

19. Don't skip steps when climbing down a ladder. 

20. Don't stand above the highest level of the ladder. 

AT DR.LADDER, all of our products are designed and constructed to meet or exceed applicable standards and requirements of the American National Standards Institute (ANSI), Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), and Australian/New Zealand Standards (AS/NZS). Your safety is important to us. Please visit our shop to choose right ladders.