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  • Audit Title : Deep Compliance Audit - Ladders

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1. Selection

  • a. Is the ladder used solely for work at height?<br>

  • b. Is the ladder an A type stepladder or a platform ladder?<br>

  • c. Does the ladder have a label which mentions the industrial rating?<br>

  • d. Is the ladder of sufficient length to perform the task without over-reaching?<br>

  • e. For a platform ladder, are there handrails fitted?<br>

2. Condition (Stepladder)

  • a. Are the steps and rungs free from damage, mud or greasy materials?<br>

  • b. Is the spreader (for stepladder) free from any damage?<br>

  • c. Are the feet of the ladder in good condition?<br>

  • d. Are the side rails and bracing free from cracks and damage?<br>

3. Condition (Platform Ladder)

  • a. Are the steps and rungs free from damage, mud or greasy materials?<br>

  • b. Are all the wheels of the ladder in good condition?<br>

  • c. Are all the wheel locks in a good working condition?<br>

  • d. Are the side handrails free from cracks and damage?<br>

  • e. Is there a handrail around the top standing platform on 3 sides?<br>

  • f. Is the lever (used for locking the ladder) in good working condition?<br>

4. Inspection

  • a. Is there an up-to-date inspection tag on the ladder?<br>

  • b. As per the inspection tag, is the ladder clear for use?<br><br><br><br>

5. Stability

  • a. Is the ladder set on a firm, even surface?<br>

  • b. For stepladder, does the ladder have anti-slip feet?<br>

  • a. For stepladder, is it open to its full extent?<br>

6. Demarcation

  • a. Is the area suitably demarcated to prevent falling objects or materials hitting persons below?<br>

  • b. Is the ladder free from risk of being hit by passing vehicles, trolleys, an opening door etc. ?<br><br>

7. Use

  • a. For stepladder, is the maximum step that the user is standing on the third rung from the top?<br>

  • b. Does the user always maintain a 3 point contact with the ladder i.e. 2 feet and 1 hand OR 1 feet and 2 hands?<br><br>

8. Removal and Storage

  • a. Does the user know what to do with the ladder when they have finished with it?<br>

  • b. Is there a designated storage area for the ladder?<br><br>

9. PPE

  • a. Is the use of the ladder wearing appropriate PPE. Example: Safety shoes, safety gloves if required by the task, safety helmet if there is a risk of head injury?<br>

10. 5S

  • a. Is the housekeeping in the area around the ladder satisfactory?<br>

11. Environment

  • a. Is the ladder being used in a suitable environment e.g. Sufficient lighting, avoiding high winds, clear of overhead electric cables, not leaning on fragile materials or pipe work?<br>

12. Sign-Off

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