• Are the rungs, cleats, or steps intact and free from damage?

  • Are rails free from cracks or splitting?

  • Is the ladder free from the accumulation of oil, grease, or other material that may create a slip hazard?

  • Is the ladder free from protruding objects that could easily cause injury?

  • Is the ladder equipped with a locking device? Is the device intact and functional?

  • Is the ladder free from any other defects that may impair safe usage?

  • Are markings/labels in place and legible?

  • Are ladders rated for anticipated load?

  • Are rails of ladders in good condition (not bent or worn)?

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