Ladders are a very handy tool, both at work and around the home. They are used for tasks such as changing light bulbs and painting to working at high levels or to reach elevated work areas.
Workers who use ladders risk permanent injury or death from falls and electrocutions. These hazards can be eliminated or substantially reduced by following good safety practices. Falls are the leading cause of death in the construction industry and the misuse of ladders is one of the leading causes of fall-related injuries every year.
Many types of ladders and devices are used for working at various heights: Portable ladders, fixed ladders, step stools, combination ladders, shelf ladders. While many of the safety rules and guidelines discussed in this training session would apply to these different types of devices, this course will focus mainly on portable ladders.
The video is 13 minutes and addresses the major areas needed to comply with the standard, including:
The following are free previews of the Ladder Safety Training videos:
PowerPoint Presentation (English & Spanish)