Title Page

  • Ladder ID

  • Material of Ladder

  • Size (ft.)

  • Department

  • Department name?

  • Location of Ladder

  • Date of Inspection

  • Prepared by

  • All ladders will have either a brass or colored tag with an identification number or a clearly visible equipment number for accountability and inspection purposes.

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  • When inspecting a ladder consider the following points:

  • Steps: Loose, Cracked, Bent, or Missing

  • Why is this not applicable?

  • Rails: Cracked, Bent, Split, or Frayed Rail Shields

  • Why is this not applicable?

  • Labels: Missing or Not Readable

  • Why is this not applicable?

  • Pail Shelf: Loose, Bent, Missing, or Broken

  • Why is this not applicable?

  • Top: Cracked, Loose, or Missing

  • Why is this not applicable?

  • Spreader: Loose, Bent, or Broken

  • Why is this not applicable?

  • General: Rust, Corrosion, or Loose

  • Why is this not applicable?

  • Other: Damage to Bracing, Shoes, or Rivets

  • Why is this not applicable?

Post Audit

  • If there are no deficiencies found and the equipment is deemed safe and operational, attached the appropriate color zip tie and return the equipment to its regular storage location.

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  • Any equipment that does not have the appropriate color zip tie will be considered unsafe and/or inoperable until an inspection and functions check is completed and the appropriate zip tie is attached

  • If there is a deficiency or malfunction found that renders the equipment unsafe or inoperable tag it with a red “Do Not Operate” tag and completely remove it from service.

  • Defective equipment should be held in a central location where it cannot be confused as a serviceable piece of equipment, it will remain in this location until it can be properly disposed of.

  • Ladder Inspection Results

  • Other Comments or Corrective Actions not otherwise mentioned

  • Signature of Person Inspecting

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