Safety articles on Ladders

Construction Worker Carrying Step Ladder
Ladders

How to Safely Use a Ladder Should Be Workplace Safety 101

How to Safely Use a Ladder should be Workplace Safety 101. No matter how high off the ground, a fall off a ladder can have serious consequences.

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Extension Ladder
Ladders

Extension Ladder Safety Precautions to Keep Workers Safe

Understand why it is important to have regular safety meetings on the basics, like ladder safety. so all workers stay safe when using ladders at work.

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Worker Standing on Step Ladder
Ladders

Why You Should Always Inspect Step Ladders Before Use

Step ladder inspections are a very important step to avoid serious injuries. Workers must ensure the ladder they will use is in safe working order.

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Step Ladder, Green Painted Wall
Ladders

Ladder Inspections are an Important Part of Workplace Safety

Ladder inspections aren't difficult, but workers should be trained to know what they are looking for, when a ladder is safe to use, and when repairs are required.

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Portable step ladder at indoor construction site.
Ladders

Prevent Risky Hazards When Using Portable Ladders on the Job

Workers must be trained in ladder safety and must follow safe ladder use guidelines every time they use a portable ladder on the job.

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Two Workers Inspecting Extension Ladder
Ladders

Include Ladder Inspections With Ladder Safety Training

Even with periodic inspections, it is still every worker's responsibility to be sure that the ladder they are about to use is in safe working order.

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Construction Worker Climbing Extension Ladder
Ladders

Extension Ladder Safety Tips for Construction Workers

Construction tasks often require workers to be on surfaces above ground level. The use of an extension ladder provides easy access to those elevated areas.

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Worker standing on step stool fixing a door on a business.
Ladders

Step Stools Also Require Ladder Safety Precautions

With a fixed height up to 32 inches tall, step stools may seem safe but require many of the same safety precautions of full-size step ladders.

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Fixed Ladder
Ladders

Are Fixed Ladders Really Any Safer Than Portable Ladders?

While fixed ladders may seem safer in a work environment than portable ladders, there are still many safety issues that must be considered.

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