7 Steps to Ladder Safety

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CPWR - The Center for Construction Research and Training

Summary Statement

Graphic illustration on how to use a ladder safely.

7 Steps to Ladder Safety poster

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  1. Extend ladder 3' above the surface

  2. Tie off ladder at top

  3. 3-point contact at all times when climbing ladder

  4. Don't use if ladder has broken rungs

  5. For every 4' in height put ladder 1' back

  6. Secure ladder at bottom

  7. Never carry tools or materials on ladder