No broken or missing rungs, cleats, or steps

No broken or split rails

No corroded components

No faulty or defective components

Ladder not placed on an unstable surface

Ladder not placed on a slippery surface

Ladder not located in or near a passageway, doorway, or driveway

Ladder not tied or fastened to another ladder

Free of oil, grease, and other slipping hazards

Not loaded beyond maximum intended load

Area around the top and bottom of ladder is clear

No overhead power lines and other electrical hazards

If ladder is found to be defective, it is promptly tagged with "Do Not Use" and/or discarded

Please note that this checklist is a hypothetical example and provides basic information only. It is not intended to take the place of, among other things, workplace, health and safety advice; medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment; or other applicable laws. You should also seek your own professional advice to determine if the use of such checklist is permissible in your workplace or jurisdiction.