LADDER SAFETY TRAINING

BACKGROUND:
In many workplaces, ladders are a handy tool. As useful as they are, they can cause serious injury if used improperly.  

TRAINING OBJECTIVES
By the end of this session, students should understand:
• The causes and prevention of ladder accidents
• Safety rules and tips for using ladders safely
• The importance of proper inspection and maintenance

LENGTH OF CLASS:
• Initial – 1.5 hours
• Annual refresher – 45 minutes
1. Training Materials
• Step Ladder
• Extension ladder
2. Introduce Topic & Objective
3. Ladder Parts
• Step ladder
• Extension ladder
4. Ladder Hazards
• Broken, bent missing parts
• Wrong ladder for job
• Improper use
• Dirty ladders can cause slips
• Carrying heavy / unbalanced loads can cause falls
5. Ensuring ladder is safe for you
• Inspect ladder
• Inspect Surroundings
• Check height of job compared to ladder
• Tie off ladder top and bottom
• Don't use damaged ladders
• Set up the ladder correctly
• Store the ladder properly when done
6. Quiz/Game 

7. Wrap-Up
• Ask for final questions.
• Make-sure everyone signed in.




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