Toolbox Talk: Falls: Extension Ladders

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CPWR - The Center for Construction Research and Training

Summary Statement

The CPWR Toolbox Talk on Falls: Extension Ladders addresses the risks associated with ladders slipping, ladder supports moving, and losing balance. The resource includes a ‘real-life’ case example, steps to prevent a related injury or illness, and questions for discussion. It includes an image (page 2) that illustrates the hazard, which can be posted in a central location as a reminder of steps to work safely. Click on the following links to access the English version and the Spanish version.

Graphic of a worker standing on an extension ladder leaning against a house.  The images illustrates the correct 4 to 1 angle, the tie off, and the 3 foot extension above the landing.