JOB No.:

Job Name:

Asset Number:

Ladder Type:

General items to be checked

Loose steps or rungs

Loose nails, screws, bolts, or other metal parts

Cracked split, or broken uprights (stiles), braces, steps or rungs

Slivers on uprights, rungs or steps

Damaged or worn non-slip rubber feet or bases

Rusted or corroded spots

Is ground stable & even

Step Ladders

Unsteady (from side strain)

Loose or bent hinge spreaders broken

Stop on hinge spreaders broken.

Broken, split, or worn steps

Loose hinges

Extension Ladders

Loose, broken, or missing extension locks

Defective locks that do not seat properly when the ladder is extended

Deterioration of rope, from exposure to acid, or other destructive agents

Trolley & Platform Ladders

Worn or missing tyres

Wheels that bind

Floor wheel brackets broken or loose, or missing

Floor wheels and brackets missing

Ladders binding in guides

Ladder and rail stops broken, loose, or missing

Rail supports broken or section of rail missing

Platform stable and all fixing brackets in working order (not damaged)

Trolley wheels out of adjustment

Sectional Ladders

Worn or loose metal parts


Fixed Ladders

Loose, worn or damaged rungs or side rails

Damaged or corroded parts of cage

Corroded bolts and rivet heads on inside of metal stacks

Damaged or corroded handrails or brackets on platforms

Weakened or damaged rungs on brick or concrete slabs

Base of ladder obstructed

Ladder fit for use:

Yes / No If unfit for use tag out and remove from Service.


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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.