If you are issued a ladder it must be inspected prior to use . Record all details
Ladders in prolonged use or with one particular site must be inspected every 7 days
Ladders which sustain damage either by accident or vandalism should be taken out of service immediately . Report the incident to your Contracts Manager
All metal ladders should have slip resistant rubber or plastic feet .
Ladders should never be painted as this could hide dangerous defects from view .
General condition sound clean/dry/free from wet paint/oil/med/etc ?
No cracks in frame
No treads cracked broken or loose
Stiles ( the outside uprights of the ladder ) Not damaged or bent
No warping or splitting ( wood )
No sharp edges or dents ( metal )
Caps / rubber fittings ok
No bottoms / diagonals , loose / twisted / missing
No treads cracked / broken / loose
Top hinge not worn or broken