A. General Safety for Portable Ladders

  • 1. Inspected at regular, frequent intervals

  • 2. Maintained free from oil, grease, or slippery materials

  • 3. Set up at proper angle during use

  • 4. Defective ladders withdrawn from service

  • 5. Used only for intended purpose

  • 6. Placed as to prevent slipping, or lashed or held in position

  • 7. Doors locked or guarded prior to placing ladder in front of them

  • 8. Placed only on stable bases

B. Portable Wooden Ladders

  • 1. Free from sharp edges, splinters, visible defects

  • 2. Step ladders do not exceed 20 feet in length

  • 3. Single-section ladders do not exceed 30 feet in length

  • 4. Two-section ladders do not exceed 60 feet in length

C. Portable Metal Ladders

  • 1. Use for work on exposed electrical conductors prohibited

  • 2. Step ladders do not exceed 20 feet in length

  • 3. Single-section ladders do not exceed 30 feet in length

  • 4. Two-section ladders do not exceed 48 feet in length

  • 5. Ladders with more than two sections do not exceed 60 feet in length

D. Training

  • 1. Workers trained in proper use of and hazards related to ladders

  • 2. Electrical Safety-Related Work Practices training provided, when necessary

  • Summary of Findings

  • Please sign upon audit completion

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