Ladder Safety for the Maritime Industries
Ladders account for over: 150,000 injuries each year in the U.S., 65,000 require emergency room treatment and 300 result in deaths. This program discusses types of ladders and their intended use. In addition to safe use ladder procedures, this training also covers proper inspection procedures. Length: 14 minutes
Inspection Topics Include:
- Checking hardware and fittings for worn, loose or broken parts.
- Making sure nuts and bolts are tight.
- Making sure that the slip resistant safety feet are in working order and not worn or broken.
- On stepladders, see that the spreaders are in good shape and that they lock the ladder open.
- Always see that the ropes and pulleys on extension ladders are in sound condition.
- Checking wood ladders for dampness that could alter their non-conductivity.
- Checking that metal ladders are free of burrs or sharp edges.