Fixed Ladders Safety Guidance
Below is a quick guide to common safety issues and protocols. For more, download the PDF.Go back to ZERO Features
Loose, worn and damaged rungs or side rails
Damaged or a corroded cage
Corroded guard, bolts and rivet heads
Damaged or corroded handrails and brackets on platforms
Broken or loose anchorages
Weakened or damaged rungs on brick or concrete slabs
Wait until the other person has exited before ascending or descending.
Use the appropriate safety devices (e.g., restraint belt, traveling fixture).
Maintain three-point contact by keeping two hands and one foot, or two feet and one hand on a
Face ladder and use both hands to grip the rungs firmly.
Place feet firmly on each rung.
Do not carry tools or materials in your hand while climbing. Carry small tools in a tool pouch.
Do not jump from a ladder.
Check footing before descending a ladder.
Do not hurry up or slide down a ladder.