Audit

Checks

Are the anti-slip feet on metal and fibreglass ladders/ stepladders in place, undamaged and not unduly worn?

Are the feet free of such items as stones, grease, dirt or other debris, thus preventing them from not making direct contact with the ground?

Are the rungs, stiles or platform free from mud, grease, oil or wet paint?

Are the rungs, stiles, steps or platform free from cracks, splits, bends or warps?

Are the rungs or steps all in place, unbroken and not weakened?

Are the welds free of cracks / undamaged and all screws or rivets firmly in place?

Is the equipment free of corrosion, sharp edges and dents?

When set up on a flat surface, is the stepladder stable?

Are the surfaces unpainted?

Taking into account the findings above, is the ladder / stepladder safe to use? If not then the ladder must be immediately taken out of service and the ladder tag removed clearly showing 'DO NOT USE THIS LADDER'

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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.